The Dairy Queen® System Kicks off Summer with a New Twist on a Fair Season Favorite

Funnel Cake a la Mode is the newest innovation from the DQ
® Institute

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#LOVEMyDQ–Funnel cake has gone mainstream. Rather than waiting for that day at the
ballpark, carnival or state fair, fans of funnel cake will find a new
novel treat throughout the Dairy Queen®
system beginning today at participating DQ® and DQ
Grill & Chill
® locations.

To kick off the unofficial start to summer, the Berkshire Hathaway
(NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company is serving up the next big mashup that
delivers the fun of the fair and a uniquely DQ® twist
with the debut of Funnel Cake a la Mode, which will delight fans
year-round as a permanent addition to the menu.

Funnel Cake a la Mode is the newest hot-from-the-oven dessert on the DQ
Bakes!® menu. Funnel Cake a la
Mode begins with a hot, crispy, golden brown funnel cake that’s dusted
with powdered sugar and served with a side of cold, creamy signature DQ
soft serve, all drizzled with a choice of hot fudge, caramel or
strawberry topping.

“For dessert lovers looking for the next new and novel treat, we have it
with a unique DQ twist,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice
president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “We
all love funnel cake, but we may not have had it in a while. For the
very first time the DQ system is introducing this beloved treat
it to our fans and in a way that only we can offer.”

The Funnel Cake a la Mode is the latest innovation to come from the DQ
Institute, which was established to further inspire, develop
and enhance future innovation coming from the DQ kitchen —
ultimately, creating new and unique taste experiences fans can’t get
anywhere else.

In addition to the Funnel Cake a la Mode, fans also will find on the DQ
menu Artisan-style Sandwiches Chicken Bacon Ranch, Chicken
Mozzarella and Turkey BLT; Hot Desserts à la Mode of Triple Chocolate
Brownie, Apple Tart and Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie; and Buffalo
Chicken, Chicken Bacon BBQ and Chicken Quesadilla Snack Melts.

The featured Blizzard®-of-the-Month in June is
the Cotton Candy Blizzard Treat, delectable cotton candy topping
and colorful sprinkles blended with DQ’s creamy vanilla soft
serve to create a sweet and unique treat for fans of all ages craving a
taste of childhood. Blizzard Treats are made to order and are
offered in four sizes, including the popular Mini.

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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 28 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
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