Reese's Pieces

Your DQOC is pleased to announce that we have received final approval on chopped Reese’s Pieces manufactured by Tarrier Foods and Glass City Food Services. The Reese’s Outrageous Blizzard will be nationally promoted and featured as the Blizzard of the Month in August. It will also be added to the upcoming LTO Winter Blizzard menu starting in September and running through March 2019. The chopped Reese’s Pieces have started shipping to DQOC distributors. Please contact your DQOC distributor if you are interested in purchasing this new product.

Paper Cup Design

The DQOC is in the process of transitioning to the new “Blizzard” artwork on the paper cups. You will start to see these new paper cup designs once your DQOC distributor depletes their current “Fan Food” and “Jurassic World” paper cup inventories.

Pineapple topping

ADQ has made an announcement that they are moving to a new pineapple topping this year. The DQOC will continue to offer the current Crown Select RTU Pineapple Topping in a Pouch through the remainder of 2018. The DQOC will be required to stop offering this item at the end of 2018 and move to the new pineapple topping. The DQOC is reviewing supplier options to produce this new pineapple topping for our members. More details will be coming later this year.

Sandwich Wrap Supplier

The DQOC is working with a new sandwich wrap and basket liner supplier. They are in the final steps of the DQ product approval process. We anticipate final approval later this summer on the 3 DQ sandwich wraps and DQ basket liner. Once final approval has been granted, we will make these new items available for purchase through our DQOC distributors. More details to come!

Discounted Treat Dishes

In an effort to move through the remaining inventory of Crown Select Treat Dishes, DQOC distributors will be providing a deep discount on these plastic treat dishes while supplies last. The DQOC is continuing to review supplier options and investment costs needed to produce this new DQ Ellipse Dish for our members. More details will be coming later this year.


Noteworthy News Articles

Wall Street Journal's "How Warren Buffett's New Man at Dairy Queen Plans to Keep a Classic Brand Fresh"

NRN's "McDonald's Quietly Changes Soft Serve"

NRN's "IRS starts sending ACA penalty letters to some restaurant operators"

NRN's "McDonald's Quietly Changes Soft Serve"

NRN's "McDonald's Expands Delivery Expands Delivery to More Than 1000 Locations"

QSR's "Dairy Queen Forges Ahead With Food As A Driver"

QSR's "Yet Again, the FDA Delaying the Menu Labeling Rule"

QSR's "McDonald's Expanding Fresh-Not-Frozen Burgers in Texas"

QSR's "How to Prevent the Dirtiest Restaurant Pests"

Archived Articles

California Restaurant Association's "Why Do Employees Steal (PDF)"

WSJ's "McDonald’s Customers Scream, and Get New Ice Cream Machines"

Blue MauMau's "Why Independent Franchisee Associations Are Critical to Franchise Owners"<

Chicago Tribune's "Food prices are falling. Why aren't restaurant bills lower too?"

NRN's "Judge Puts Overtime Rule on Hold"

NRN's "How Trump’s Win Will Impact Restaurants"

FitSmallBusiness.com's "Best Business Broker: Sunbelt vs. Transworld vs. Murphy"

QSR's "Dairy Queen $5 Buck Lunch Meal Now Available All Day"

BusinessWire's "DQ System Launches Snack Attack with new DQ Bakes! Menu"

QSR's "Pumpkin, Apple Pie Blizzards Face Off at Dairy Queen"

NRN's "Preparing for the Perfect Storm"

QSR's "Dairy Queen Gives Back on the 11th Miracle Treat Day"

National Restaurant Association's "FDA Issues Final Guidance on Menu Labeling"

NRN's "FDA Releases Final Menu Labeling Guidance"

NRN's "People Report-Quick Service Recruiting Difficulty Hits Historic High"

NRN's "Hot Dogs Help Burger King Sales"

NRN's "McDonald’s execs say they’re not a joint employer"

The New York Times' "New York City Can Require Sodium Warnings, Judge Rules"

CNBC's "Burger King's newest menu item: Grilled Dogs"

NRN's "My Tour of the Quick-Service Value Meals"

QSR's "DQ Launches Biggest TV Marketing Push Yet For New Menu"

NRN's "California Lawmakers Approve Franchise Bill"

Star Tribune's "DQ Bakes is Dairy Queen's largest-ever menu expansion"

NRN's "Groups Reach Deal on California Franchise Bill"

QSR's "At McDonald's, the Fix Is On"

NRN's "How McDonald's Franchisees Help Approve New Marketing Campaigns"

QSR Magazine- "At 75, Dairy Queen Balances Tradition and Innovation"