The Dairy Queen® System Proclaims the End of Winter Early With Free Cone Day on March 15

Donations will be accepted for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®



  Participating non-mall Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill®
locations throughout the
United States


Participating DQ® locations will serve fans a FREE small
vanilla soft-serve cone with

the signature curl on top
Donations will be collected for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®,
which raises
funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170
children’s hospitals
across the U.S. and Canada.
All donations collected on Free Cone Day stay in the communities in
which they are
raised to support local kids at area CMN Hospitals.

Last year, a total of $140,000 was raised and more than 1,330
cones per store

were served during Free Cone Day.



All day on Tuesday, March 15


To find a participating location, contact information for Dairy
Queen locations can be

found at


Local participating Dairy Queen Locations invite media in on Free
Cone Day to learn how to make the cone with the curl on top.


For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using
#LOVEmyDQ and at Visit the DQ Facebook
fan page, which has more than 10.2 million friends and become a friend

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
6,600 locations in the United States, Canada and 27 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

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and
awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments
each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to
fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical
equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time
through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising
partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and
improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why
children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member
hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at

Link to b-roll footage:


Pierson Grant Public Relations
Kimberly Rodriguez, 954-776-1999
ext. 257