Dairy Queen® Brand Launches New Royal Blizzard® Treats with a Personal Invitation to Queen Elizabeth on Her 90th Birthday … Will She Accept?

DQ® system introduces new Royal Blizzard Treat
fit for royalty, featuring a topping-filled center, a first for a
national QSR brand

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–North America’s queen – the Dairy Queen® brand
– today introduced Royal Blizzard Treats, a new line of
premium Blizzard Treats with a topping-filled center. To promote
the new Royal Blizzard Treats, the Dairy Queen system
invites Queen Elizabeth II to sample the treat on her milestone
birthday. And, in honor of the new royal line, the iconic red spoon will
become gold to celebrate the premium treat.


The first Blizzard Treat ever to be deemed royal, this latest
creation is not just a new flavor; it’s a new DQ Blizzard
Treat experience for Dairy Queen fans. Beginning with a classic
OREO Blizzard Treat and adding a decadent center of fudge, the
Royal Blizzard Treat perfectly combines flavor and texture for a
new take on dessert. Other new Royal Blizzard Treat flavors
include the Royal New York Cheesecake, filled with a strawberry center,
and the Royal Rocky Road Brownie with peanuts and brownie pieces, filled
with a marshmallow center.

“This is innovation 30 years in the making. To our legions of world-wide Blizzard
Treat Fans, we feel we owe them innovative ideas that are worthy of the Blizzard
name,” says Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “We are so confident in the
Royal Blizzard line that we’re crossing the pond to invite the
Queen to try our newest Blizzard Treat. Who better than Queen
Elizabeth II to be one of the first to try a royal treat on her
milestone birthday? From one queen to another, we’re doing our part to
make her 90th birthday her sweetest yet.”

The Dairy Queen system is offering to deliver a Royal Blizzard
Treat to Queen Elizabeth II as a grand and delicious gift commemorating
her 90th birthday. Should she accept, the DQ brand is ready
to deliver the Blizzard Treat fit for royalty.

The Dairy Queen brand, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and
BRK.B) company, is known for blending the finest mix-ins and flavors
into its creamy soft serve to create its renowned Blizzard Treats.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit
DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using
#LOVEmyDQ and at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Fans can follow the DQ
system’s invitation to Her Majesty at #TheDQRoyalvisit. Visit the DQ
Facebook fan page, which has more than 10.3 million friends and become a
friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

OREO is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International group, used
under license.

About IDQ

International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minn., is
the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). Through
its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more
than 6,700 locations in the United States, Canada and 28 other
countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire),
which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of
Berkshire. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

Contacts

Dairy Queen
Anita Strohm, 816-810-2830
astrohm@crossroads.us
or
Maggie
Miller, 618-334-7891
mmiller@crossroads.us