The Dairy Queen® System Satisfies Sweet and Salty Cravings with Choco Covered Pretzel as the April Blizzard® Treat of the Month

Blizzard in a Waffle Cone also debuts in April

MINNEAPOLIS – April 3, 2013 - Sweet and salty is one of the trending flavor profiles that the Dairy Queen® system has turned into a new Blizzard® Treat flavor.

Beginning April 1, DQ Grill & Chill® and Dairy Queen locations nation-wide debuted the Choco Covered Pretzel as the featured Blizzard of the Month. A tantalizing blend of choco covered pretzel pieces and choco chunks tumbled with smooth peanut butter and DQ® signature creamy vanilla soft serve, the Choco Covered Pretzel Blizzard Treat is available in four sizes including the popular Mini.

In April, Blizzard Treat flavors will also come served in plain or chocolate dipped freshly baked waffle cones, in keeping with the Dairy Queen system’s status as the Cone Capital of the World.

“We are kicking off the start of treat season with two amazing additions to our menu,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Choco Covered Pretzel is just the right blend of salty and sweet and will certainly be a hit with our fans, and only at Dairy Queen restaurants can we enhance the flavor of a waffle cone by serving our signature Blizzard Treats in one.”

In addition to signature treats, DQ Grill & Chill restaurants and other DQ locations offer delicious and unique food items including the deli-style Iron Grilled Sandwiches, Grilled or Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Salads, Chicken Strip Baskets, Shrimp Baskets, Quesadillas, Chili Cheese Dogs and more. A new deal is the $5 Buck Lunch, available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at participating locations. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard Treat. The offer may vary in Texas.

The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of chocolates, nuts, candies, cookies and fruits with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop, Midnight Truffle and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003. Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Choco Covered Pretzel, can also be made into a DQ Cake. DQ Cakes are the perfect way to make any celebration extra special, which is why DQ Cakes are America’s favorite.

The incredible popularity of the Blizzard brand is what led the Dairy Queen system to initiate the Blizzard Fan Club in 2005 and the Dairy Queen Facebook fan page in 2008. Today, the Fan Club is 3.3 million members strong while the DQ Facebook fan page has more than 5.7 million friends. Log on to the website at BlizzardFanClub.com or become a friend on Facebook at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Follow the DQ system on Twitter at twitter.com/dairyqueen.

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 20 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 DairyQueen.com.

SOURCE American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ)

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