The Dairy Queen® System Elevates to Sweet and Smoky Wing Joint Status With Introduction of Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a twist to the traditional chicken strip basket, the Dairy Queen®
system today announced the introduction of a new sweet and smoky Honey
BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket.

“Our chicken strips are not ordinary,” said Barry Westrum, Executive
Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ).
“We hear over and over that we have the best chicken strips anywhere.
Now we’ve added this incredible new flavor profile that is sure to be a
huge hit with our fans. Nothing we do is ordinary.”

Quality is at the core of all new food innovations coming from the DQ®
kitchen. The chicken strips are made with succulent all-tenderloin 100
percent white meat chicken tossed in a honey BBQ glaze for a
sweet and smoky flavor punch. They are served in a basket with Texas
toast, crispy fries, ranch dipping sauce and a wet napkin.

“The inspiration for our new Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strips is actually
dads,” adds Westrum. “We are solving that lifestyle challenge for dads.
He used to commit to an afternoon with his friends watching games at
their favorite wing joint. Now he can bring the entire family to DQ
and for an even better wing flavor without the wing joint commitment.”

The launch of the Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket is supported by
national advertising. The dad in the 15 and 30 second spots reminisces
about going to sports bars for honey BBQ chicken, but now that he’s in
“the dad game,” he goes to DQ for the new Honey BBQ Glazed
Chicken Strip Basket, taking his toddler along with him. He gazes down
at the toddler adding, “I like this dad thing!”

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About IDQ:

International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its
subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than
6,700 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other
countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire)
which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of
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