July 26, 2016 6:28 PM ET

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Company Overview of International Dairy Queen, Inc.

Company Overview

International Dairy Queen, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises a chain of fast-food restaurants in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers foods, treats, drinks, cakes, and other food and beverage products. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. International Dairy Queen, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

7505 Metro Boulevard

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55439-0286

United States

Founded in 1962

643 Employees





Key Executives for International Dairy Queen, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Law and General Counsel
Age: 70
Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Controller
Age: 79
Director of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

International Dairy Queen, Inc. Key Developments

International Dairy Queen Opens First DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant in Jordan

The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway has opened a new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at Abdoun Circle in Amman, Jordan. The opening of this location in Jordan represents the latest country outside of the United States with a DQ brand presence. SKM Franchise Co. Ltd. has entered into a long-term franchise agreement with American Dairy Queen Corp. (ADQ)and plans to develop a minimum of 10 locations, including five DQ Grill & Chill restaurants throughout Jordan over the next five years. DQ Grill & Chill restaurants in Jordan will feature the brand's signature GrillBurgers, chicken strip baskets, chicken sandwiches and a variety of salads and other sandwiches along with the full menu of world-famous DQ treats, all of which will mirror the menu found in other countries in the region. The DQ Treat stores will feature the soft-serve products that have made the Dairy Queen system an icon in the industry, such as the signature Blizzard Treat which 'is served upside down or it is free,' soft-serve cones with the curl on top, sundaes, Moolatte frozen coffee flavored beverages, DQ Cakes and other delicious treats.

The Dairy Queen System Introduces New Italian-Inspired Chicken Bruschetta Artisan-Style Sandwich

The Dairy Queen System introduced the new DQ Bakes!®sandwich to locations nationwide. The Chicken Bruschetta Artisan-style Sandwich is available for a limited time only throughout the Dairy Queen system. It’s the newest sandwich on the DQBakes! menu, that includes, in addition to hot made-to-order sandwiches, Hot Desserts à la Mode and Snack Melts. The DQBakes! Chicken Bruschetta Artisan-style Sandwich is made with succulent grilled chicken, topped with freshly chopped tomatoes that are seasoned with basil and Italian herbs and crisp lettuce then drizzled with a balsamic glaze and served hot on a basil cheese focaccia roll. In addition to the Chicken Bruschetta Artisan-style Sandwich, fans also will find on the DQ Bakes! 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® Treat in March is the Grasshopper Mousse Pie Blizzard Treat, a mouthwatering combination of cool mint, choco chunks, whipped topping and graham cracker pie crust crumbles blended together with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve and crowned with more whipped topping. Blizzard Treats are made to order and are offered in four sizes, including the popular Mini. Throughout 2016, Blizzard Treats are served upside down or they are free at participating locations.

Dairy Queen System Opens Denham Springs DQ Grill and Chill Restaurant

The Dairy Queen system has announced the opening of the Denham Springs DQ Grill and Chill restaurant located at 27418 Juban Road. The 2,612 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 76 guests inside, 12 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Denham Springs DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Denham Springs' employment growth.

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