Dairy Queen® Celebrates First Day of Spring With Free Cone Day on March 20

Participating locations will collect donations to Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals
®

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FreeConeDayB-roll VO: Drones have delivered products and pizzas. Now drones
are delivering cones – for a good cause. To kick off Free Cone Day on
March 20th, which is also the first day of Spring, DQ®
enlisted the help of a drone to deliver cones to a few lucky fans http://bit.ly/dqfcd.
It was the first time the Berkshire Hathaway company has delivered cones
by drone. For the rest of us, we can get our free cone at DQ all
day on Monday, March 20th. Participating locations also will be
collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which
raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170
children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.


Live Remote, V/O and Photo Opportunity for
MONDAY, MARCH 20

Drone Delivery B-roll: http://bit.ly/dqfcd

WHO:

  Participating non-mall Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill®
locations throughout the United States
 

WHAT:

Will celebrate Free Cone Day on the first day of Spring. Fans will
receive a FREE small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl
on top (limit one per customer while supplies last).
 
At participating locations, donations will be collected for
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, which raises funds
to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s
hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.
 

Last year, more than $200,000 was raised during Free Cone Day.

 

WHEN:

All day on Monday, March 20
 

WHERE:

To find a participating location, contact information for Dairy
Queen locations can be found at www.DairyQueen.com/locator.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

Local participating Dairy Queen locations invite media in on Free
Cone Day to learn how to make the cone with the curl on top.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com.
Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and at twitter.com/dairyqueen.
Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 10.8 million
friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

About IDQ:

International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its
subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than
6,700 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other
countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire)
which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of
Berkshire. For more information visit DairyQueen.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and
awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments
each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to
fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical
equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time
through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising
partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and
improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why
children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member
hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org
and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Contacts

For International Dairy Queen Inc.
Pierson Grant Public Relations
Kimberly
Rodriguez, 954-776-1999, Ext. 257
Krodriguez@piersongrant.com

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