Barbara L. Hanson

10 National Ice Cream Day Deals To Help Beat The Heat

National Ice Cream Day is officially July 17, or so the ice cream gods have proclaimed, but many businesses are either starting the festivities early or extending the sweet treat deals beyond Sunday. Here’s what you’ll need to know to get your brain freeze on. [More]

Mike Mozart)

Free Cones Today At Dairy Queen For Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

Here’s how you get a free small vanilla cone today from Dairy Queen: stop by a restaurant and ask for one. That’s all you need to do. Officially, the event is a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser, and you should make a donation if you’re able, but the cones are free either way. You get one per customer, for as long as the store is open today. [More]


Strip Mall Next To Dairy Queen Boots Non-Customer Cars, Angers Ice Cream Seekers

The owner of a strip mall next door to a Dairy Queen in Illinois is no longer messing around. When people who are visiting the Dairy Queen in Wilmette make the mistake of parking in the lot of a neighboring strip mall, they’re going to end up paying for a very expensive ice cream cone. The owner of the mall has cracked down on parking, and has started booting cars using the lot. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

Dairy Queen To Remove Soda From Kids’ Menu By Sept. 1

Taking the lead from other fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Wendy’s and Burger King, Dairy Queen has reportedly decided to nix sugary drinks from the kids’ menu. [More]


Dairy Queen Free Cone Day Is March 16

I scream. You scream. You know what happens next — we all scream… for ice cream. And on Monday, all that screaming will be greeted with free cones at Dairy Queen as part of the company’s 75th anniversary celebration.


Barbie Girl Scout, Cartoon Network App, Mini Mall Lead This Year’s List Of Worst Toys

Just one of the several available stores for building your child's Mini Mall.

Like it or not, holiday shopping season is upon us. That means it’s time for sales, decorations, crowds, stress, and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood’s annual list of the year’s worst toys. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

Ice Cream Hack: Dairy Queen, Orange Julius Latest Companies Hit By A Data Breach

A trip to the local Dairy Queen usually ends in a tasty, cool treat, but customers are nearly 400 stores it ended with a decidedly less delicious surprise: A security breach. [More]

Dairy Queen Substitutes Cleaning Solution For Vanilla Syrup, Serves It To 7-Year-Old

Dairy Queen Substitutes Cleaning Solution For Vanilla Syrup, Serves It To 7-Year-Old

People who enjoy beverages were horrified two weeks ago when we shared the story of a woman in Utah who drank sweet tea laced with degreaser when a restaurant employee mistook a lye-based cleaner for sugar. Now something similar has happened in Colorado, where an employee mistook cleaning solution for vanilla syrup and served up a cleaning chemical shake to a 7-year-old boy. [More]

(The Joy of the Mundane)

After Denial, Dairy Queen Admits It Was Victim Of Hack

After initially denying reports of data breaches at a number of its stores, soft-serve royalty Dairy Queen has finally admitted data breaches at a currently undisclosed number of locations. [More]

It won't look like this, probably. (Paxton Holley)

Manhattan Finally Getting Its First-Ever Dairy Queen This Month

People who live in New York City are used to getting what they want, when they want it. Except when it comes to specific chains that have heretofore been absent in the Big Apple, like Dairy Queen. The wait for blizzards is almost over NYCers — the ice cream eatery will open its first Manhattan doors on May 27. [More]


There’s a blizzard heading your way, Manhattan. Ha ha, not that kind with boring, tasteless snow! The kind you can order at Dairy Queen with your choice of candy or nutty additions. The New York City borough has never had a Dairy Queen before, but the time is nigh — doors should be open and blizzards will be a’churning this spring. [via Eater]

Dairy Queen Manager Kicks Cash-Stealing Meanie Out Of Store, Redeems Humanity

Dairy Queen Manager Kicks Cash-Stealing Meanie Out Of Store, Redeems Humanity

Let’s say that you’re in line at Dairy Queen behind a blind man, who drops his cash and cards on the floor. While he scrambles to pick everything up, you pick up a $20 bill from the floor. Not to be helpful, though: to steal. Then the Dairy Queen cashier kicks you out of the store, and…gets fired for it? No! [More]

Please, Please Stop Using Currency Symbols And Words Together

Please, Please Stop Using Currency Symbols And Words Together

Reading your letters to Consumerist, we get a sense of the global consumer zeitgeist. We have seen the number of complaints about different products rise and fall, and we’ve observed changes in how people talk about their finances, their possessions, and the stuff they buy. It’s from that perspective that we plead with consumers, marketers, and even news site editors all at once: you can use a currency word or a currency symbol, but stop using both together. [More]

Dairy Queen Sends You A Friendly Email, Wonders How You Feel About Barry Bonds

Dairy Queen Sends You A Friendly Email, Wonders How You Feel About Barry Bonds

Reader Andrew and his friend Chris went to Dairy Queen and had a crappy experience. Chris decided to send Dairy Queen the entire story of his life, but before he ran out of characters on the web form, he did manage to mention that a certain DQ was understaffed.