Free Cone Day: Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years of soft serve



Free Cone Day: Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years of soft serveWhat’s better than an ice cream cone at Dairy Queen? How ‘bout a free Dairy Queen cone?

Just a couple of years ago it was hard to find a Dairy Queen restaurant in the DFW Metroplex. Even though there are more DQs in Texas than any other state, almost all of them in Dallas and Tarrant Counties had closed. But local businessman Michael Clarke has been at the vanguard of Dairy Queen’s revival by opening five locations in the last two years.

Free Cone Day: Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years of soft serve

Michael Clarke, Owner/Operator
with his 1956 Ford F-100 “DQ Truck.”

“The response from our customers to our new Dairy Queen restaurants has been fantastic. I mean, most of us grew-up with a DQ in our town and have terrific memories of those times. It was the place we went to after the game. Where our grandparents took us after church. A reward for a good report card.” Clarke continues, “Now we’ve got brand-new buildings where you can get those tasty treats and terrific Texas country food prepared and served by a staff trained to put a smile on your face.”

Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th year of business, and Clarke is celebrating with his customers by hosting Free Cone Day on Monday, March 16.

On that day, the 75th day of the calendar year, Clarke’s Dairy Queen locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer).

“This is an opportunity for us to show our fans how much we appreciate their loyalty. Our customers are the best and this is a fun way to bring the celebration to them,” said Clarke. It’s about the people that have been making the Dairy Queen brand a part of the better part of their lives for three-quarters of a century.”

Soft serve is part of the DQ system’s DNA. The DQ soft-serve cone fans have come to love is one of the most recognized treats in the world. It’s fondly referred to as the “cone with the curl on top.”

During Free Cone Day, Clarke’s DQ restaurants will also be accepting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated locally at Cook’s Children’s Hospital. Over the last 30 years, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in local communities.

Euless Dairy Queen
700 N Industrial Blvd.
Euless, TX 76039

Beach Street Dairy Queen
8620 N Beach St.
Fort Worth, TX 76244

Grand Prairie Dairy Queen
2640 W IH 20
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Roanoke Dairy Queen
1500 N Highway 377
Roanoke, TX 76262

Keller Dairy Queen
455 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248