Dairy Queen story starts in 1938

Dairy Queen story starts in 1938

The Dairy Queen story starts in 1938, two years before the café opened, with the beginning of delicate serve set yogurt. The creators, J.F. McCullough and his adolescent, Alex, persuaded set yogurt man Sherb Noble to sell it at his shop in Kankakee, Illinois. It sure was a hit! They served 1,600 clients in two hours at an all that you-can-eat hardened yogurt deal. 

Great and the McCulloughs opened the basic Dairy Queen store (showed above) on June 22, 1940, along significant Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Despite the way that never again serving clients, the site still stands as a near to accomplishment. 

Dairy Queen's first menu things included delicate serve cones, sundaes and sweet by the half quart and quart. A cone cost a nickel, and a sundae cost 8 pennies. 

Gail Jackson, peruser of Taste of Home's sister magazine Reminisce, audits when the bistro opened in Roseburg, Oregon, in 1948. "I worked Mom out of a nickel and strolled the nine squares to the new Dairy Queen," she says. "Precisely when I asked what flavors they had, they grasped I wasn't there as of now and gave me a free cone. I audit how phenomenal 'the cone with the reshape yourfeedback to on top' tasted. Moreover, the best part is that regardless of all that I had my nickel!" 

"Dairy Queen was the nearest thing we expected to unobtrusive sustenance during the 1950s," clarify Reminisce perusers Danny Atchley and Barbara Starcher of Mineral Wells, Texas. "By a wide margin the greater part of the young people hung out there, conversing with partners while wearing out our malts, shakes or banana parts." Here are more treats that equality the Dairy Queen menu. 


The Dilly Bar appeared in 1954 at the DQ in Moorhead, Minnesota—one of the most arranged loctions that is still in development. As exhibited by the café's site, a worker coach put a run of sweet on a dash of cardboard, put a stick in it and communicated, "Ain't that a Dilly!" The new treat connected the country over a year later 

The now celebrated Blizzard at first showed up on the menu in 1985. It was a quick hit—75 million sold in the premier year! In those days, a 12-ounce Blizzard sold for $1.29, the New York Times reports. The top-selling Blizzard improve? Oreo, made with a blend of squashed treats and vanilla delicate serve.