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Your Dairy Queen Operators Association and Cooperative Supports Your Dairy Queen Business!

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The Dairy Queen Operators Association and Cooperative is run by and for Dairy Queen franchisees.  The DQOA/DQOC is in its 40th year of service as the only independent voice for Dairy Queen Franchisees throughout the United States.  Your DQOA/DQOC membership is vital to your business success.  In addition to enhancing your bottom line, your Association continues to work as your advocate.  Members receive valuable information and insights that explain, in plain language, important current issues affecting Dairy Queen Franchisees.  Your Association is committed to constructively negotiating necessary changes with IDQ that will ensure a healthy and growing Dairy Queen system, more royalty income for IDQ, and a sound future for all Dairy Queen Franchisees.  Your membership support and involvement is essential to this effort.

Operators who join the DQOA/DQOC win, because:

  • DQOA/DQOC supports the growth of the Dairy Queen brand.
  • DQOA/DQOC is your advocate; watching over your franchise interests and helping protect your equity in your Dairy Queen store.
  • DQOA/DQOC works constructively with IDQ management and attempts to negotiate business strategies and practices that are in your best interest.
  • The Cooperative helps lower your cost of goods by providing quality DQOC products that meet or exceed IDQ approvals and by maintaining healthy competition with IDQ’s suppliers of Dairy Queen products.
  • You have access and involvement with fellow franchisees.
  • You get independent information and insights about issues affecting your franchise.

Membership also ensures that your franchisee publications, Bottom Line newsletter, DQOA Wire and News Alerts, will continue to provide valuable insights about your Dairy Queen business including product and mix pricing.

The Dairy Queen Operators' Cooperative endorsed distributors and suppliers provide products that are approved by International Dairy Queen. In doing so the DQOC has consistently driven down the cost of goods. Another benefit of becoming a DQOA/DQOC member and purchasing DQOC endorsed products is you will receive dividends.

We encourage you to browse our web site. Become informed on new issues. Become inspired by what you learn about supporting yourself, the franchisee. And then, take whatever steps you can to make a difference.

If you are interested in becoming a member and taking advantage of these benefits you can contact us for more information or fill out a member application and send it in.

2014 DQOA/DQOC Annual Convention

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa
November 9-13, 2014

Registration Details

 

A Message From Your Fellow Franchisees

Members of the DQOA have developed a short video that will provide some additional insight and knowledge about the DQOA and DQOC.

Watch "A Message From Your Fellow Franchisees"

Watch "A Message From Your Fellow Franchisees" Expanded Version

 

New Platinum Membership Option

The DQOA is now offering an additional membership level. Click here for details on the new Platinum membership option. You may also pay or upgrade your membership online.

Application Form

New Products Now Available

Crown Select Straws by Best Diamond Plastics- Your DQOC is pleased to announce that your new Crown Select Straws have been approved for use in the Dairy Queen system! This new product is manufactured by Best Diamond Plastics (BDP) in Chicago, IL. BDP is in the process of manufacturing enough supply to fill your Co-op's distribution pipeline. Your Crown Select Straws will begin shipping to DQOC distributors during the third week of March and should be on your April order guide. Please contact your distributor to encourage them to carry this great new product and to find out when they will have it available for purchase. DQOA members will earn dividends on this new item.

Crown Select Spanish Peanuts by Hillson Nut Co. - Spanish Peanuts are back! Your DQOC is pleased to announce that Spanish Peanuts have been reapproved for the Dairy Queen system. They are currently only available at select DQOC distributors. If you don't see their high quality product on your distributor order guide, please contact your local DQOC distributor to express your interest in having them carry this product for you. Please note, the Crown Select and Hillson Runner Peanuts are still available for purchase. The Spanish Peanut is an optional item for those stores interested in using this product.

Crown Select Paper Packaging Products
by Southern Champion Tray- Your DQOC is pleased to announce that all 7 of your new Crown Select paper packaging products are now available. These products include the Take-Out Box, Food Tray, 4-cup Carrier, Regular and Large French Fry Tubs and the Regular and Super Hot Dog Clamshells.

Current DQOA Publications

DQOA Bottom Line- April 2014

In this issue:
DQOA/DQOC Bullet Adding $30K to the Bottom Line May be Easier Than You Think
DQOA/DQOC Bullet From the Desk of the Executive Director
DQOA/DQOC Bullet Many Thanks, Panza Family
DQOA/DQOC Bullet DQOA Member Dividends
DQOA/DQOC Bullet New DQOC Endorsed Distributor – Pocono ProFoods
DQOA/DQOC Bullet New Crown Select Straws
DQOA/DQOC Bullet Spanish Peanuts are Now Available
DQOA/DQOC Bullet Vanilla Mix Pricing
DQOA/DQOC Bullet Platinum Membership Information


To view earlier issues visit our DQOA Publications section.

Monthly Mix Prices
July Mix Prices

To view earlier mix prices visit our Mix Prices section.
DQ Treat Tracker

1. Click on the link DQ Treat Tracker.

2. Save a copy of the DQ Treat Tracker File to your desktop.

3. There are 12 (monthly) worksheet tabs in the attached file. The following data must be entered into the desired monthly spreadsheet:

DQOA/DQOC Bullet In the Yellow highlighted column, key in the number of units sold of each menu item for the desired month.
DQOA/DQOC Bullet In the Orange highlighted column, key in the price of each menu item for the desired month.
DQOA/DQOC Bullet In the Blue highlighted column, enter the total dollar amount of discounts applicable for the period.

The preset formulas will automatically calculate the totals columns.

FAC/DMA Lists

Click here for 2014 FAC List

Click here for 2014 DMA List


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