No Free Cone Day

Dairy Queen Cancels Free Cone Day

DQ Having To Deliver Bad News Tuesday

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of life - including free ice cream.  A Texas favorite (and my top spot for getting a post meal ice cream Sunday), made a big announcement on Tuesday.

Stores Remain Open to Serve Communities Across Texas


BEDFORD, Texas (March 17, 2020) – In accordance with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to avoid large gatherings for the next eight weeks, Texas Dairy Queen (TDQ) is postponing the March 19th Free Cone Day at all stores across Texas.
TDQ stores remain open and our top priority is to provide a clean, safe place for our fans to enjoy their favorite eats and treats. We are following cleaning and sanitation practices that exceed local, state and government standards.
According to Restaurant Business Magazine, President Trump is looking to turn drive-thrus into a bigger source of the nation’s food supply during the coronavirus outbreak.
TDQ has implemented updated safety procedures that include increasing the frequency of employee handwashing and cleaning of high-contact areas in our restaurants including door handles, pin pads for transactions, condiment and beverage stations, countertops and fan seating areas.
Of course, TDQ is monitoring updates from the CDC and other health organizations, and will reschedule our popular Free Cone Day at a later date.
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ® brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned Texas Dairy Queen as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. Texas Dairy Queen is comprised of 154 franchisees with 600 locations across Texas.
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