The Dairy Queen® System Tops the List for Frozen Desserts

The DQ® System Places in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 for Franchise 500® List

Jan. 21, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system was named one of the top 50 franchises on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 34th Annual Franchise 500® list. The treat category leader and leader in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry was the top ranked franchise serving frozen desserts and treats.

“We understand the need for fans to satisfy indulgences from time to time, and we are proud to be the top ranked restaurant in the frozen dessert category,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ).

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list recognizes the top franchise companies based on financial and statistical data, and reveals the impact of new trends and projected industry growth. All companies are judged by the same criteria, with financial strength and stability, size of the system and growth rate among the most important factors. The Dairy Queen system demonstrated high performance in all of these areas.

The Dairy Queen system is widely recognized as both a treat and food destination with an irresistibly innovative menu highlighted by its signature Blizzard® Treats, GrillBurgers™, famous Chicken Strip Baskets, and Orange Julius® Premium Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Orange Julius Originals.

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About ADQ:

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,100 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 19 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit

SOURCE American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) 


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