An Association that supports the growth of the Dairy Queen brand.
Access to valuable information and insights about issues affecting your franchise.
Member-Only DQOA publications, including the Bottom Line newsletter and DQOA Wire email updates that provide insight about your Dairy Queen business including product and mix pricing.
A DQ owner advocate; watching over franchise interests and helping protect equity in your Dairy Queen store.
Stay connected to your peers. Access, involvement and idea sharing with fellow franchisees through regular Staying Connected Conference Calls along with in-person conventions and annual meetings.
DQOA members who purchase DQOC endorsed products or services will earn dividends that are paid annually in April.
Access to industry professionals that are experienced in the business of franchising.
Regular Member - $300 per year per store. Provides you with premium website access, Bottom Line newsletters, DQOA Wires, Staying Connected Calls and other various forms of information sharing. All of your DQOC endorsed product and service purchases (All dividend participating products and services are noted on the DQOC Products page) are eligible to earn a dividend. All of your stores must join in order to qualify for dividends per By-Laws. Dividends are based on January through December purchases and are calculated and dispersed by the following April.
Platinum Member - $450 per year per store. This is a premium membership that includes all of the benefits of the Regular Member with the addition of some benefits including:
~One hour of legal services from Scott Korzenowski, Jeff Haff or Mark Dady of the Dady & Gardner Law firm in Minneapolis. (*See detail below*)
~Complimentary Bottom Line ad (up to 6 lines)
~Special Convention Pricing
*DQOA platinum members must contact the DQOA office for authorization prior to contacting Dady & Gardner. Code will be issued. *Legal services valid during membership year only – January to December. *Unused services cannot be carried forward. *Requests for service must be Dairy Queen specific and limited on a per store basis. *Any fees accrued beyond one hour are the responsibility of the franchisee. *First hour billed to DQOA. Additional terms of payment to be determined by Dady & Gardner.
*Digital Subscriber - $75 per year. Provides you with premium website access, Bottom Line newsletters, DQOA Wires, Staying Connected Calls, News Alerts and Webinar Access. Digital Subscribers may upgrade to become a DQOA/DQOC member for an additional $225 or DQOA Platinum member for $375. This upgrade fee must be paid by April 1st.
*A Digital Subscriber is not a member of the DQOA/DQOC.