Dairy Queen, often abbreviated DQ, is a chain of soft serve and fast food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. It also owns Orange Julius and Karmelkorn. The first restaurant was located in Joliet, Illinois. It was operated by Sherb Noble and opened for business on June 22, 1940. The first Canadian store opened in Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1953. It serves a variety of frozen products, such as soft serve Ice Cream.
he soft serve formula was first developed in 1938 by John Fremont (J.F.) "Grandpa" McCullough (1871‒1963), and his son Alex. They convinced friend and loyal customer Sherb Noble to offer the product in his ice cream store in Kankakee, Illinois. On the first day of sales, Noble dished out more than 1,600 servings of the new dessert within two hours. Noble and the McCulloughs went on to open the first Dairy Queen store in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. While this Dairy Queen has not been in operation since the 1950s, the building still stands ...read more