The Dairy Queensystem was named one of the top 50 franchises on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 34th Annual Franchise 500list. The treat category leader and leader in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry was the top ranked franchise serving frozen desserts and treats.
“We understand the need for fans to satisfy indulgences from time to time, and we are proud to be the top ranked restaurant in the frozen dessert category,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ).
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list recognizes the top franchise companies based on financial and statistical data, and reveals the impact of new trends and projected industry growth. All companies are judged by the same criteria, with financial strength and stability, size of the system and growth rate among the most important factors. The Dairy Queen system demonstrated high performance in all of these areas.
The Dairy Queen system is widely recognized as both a treat and food destination with an irresistibly innovative menu highlighted by its signature Blizzard Treats, GrillBurgers, famous Chicken Strip Baskets, and Orange Julius Premium Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Orange Julius Originals.