Plastic Cake Domes

Your DQOC is pleased to announce that we have received final approval on new 11" and 13" plastic cake domes manufactured by WNA, Inc. These new WNA cake domes will replace the current Pactiv cake domes at DQOC distributors once the remaining inventory is depleted. The new WNA cake domes have been used in the Canadian Dairy Queen system for years. The product looks very similar to the current cake domes, but offers better functionality. The franchisees that have tested these new cake domes so far have provided positive feedback as it is easier to open and close the base and lid. They are competitively priced and members will also earn a dividend on these new items. The new cake domes have started shipping to DQOC distributors. Please contact your DQOC distributor if you are interested in purchasing this new product.

Chopped Twix

Your DQOC is pleased to announce that we have received final approval on chopped Twix manufactured by Tarrier Foods and Glass City Food Services.  The Twix Blizzard will be added to the upcoming LTO Summer Blizzard menu starting March 26th and runs through August.  The chopped Twix have started shipping to DQOC distributors.  Please contact your DQOC distributor if you are interested in purchasing this new product.

Sargento Cheese Curds

Your DQOC will be required to stop offering the currently approved Sargento labeled Cheese Curds as they will no longer fall within the new government nutritional guidelines going into effect in May 2018. The DQOC current suppliers, Sargento Foods and Fry Foods have not been able to match ADQ's product specifications and new nutritional requirements. The DQOC will continue to look for supplier options for this item. Sargento has limited supply remaining of this item which they will be selling through in the next few months.

Banana Split & Treat Dishes

ADQ has made an announcement that they are moving to a new DQ Ellipse Dish that will be replacing the banana split dish and the treat dish soon.  Your DQOC will continue to offer the current banana split dish and treat dish to the DQ system until our inventories are depleted.  The DQOC has adequate inventory remaining of these two items that will likely last through the 2018 summer season.  If you would like to continue purchasing these dishes you can do so through your DQOC distributors.  Both dishes are cheaper than the new DQ Ellipse dish. 

Please note, your DQOC will be required to stop offering these two items at the end of 2018.  The DQOC is continuing to review supplier options and investment costs needed to produce this new DQ Ellipse Dish for our members.  More details will be coming later this year.


Noteworthy News Articles

Wall Street Journal's "How Warren Buffett's New Man at Dairy Queen Plans to Keep a Classic Brand Fresh"

NRN's "McDonald's Quietly Changes Soft Serve"

NRN's "IRS starts sending ACA penalty letters to some restaurant operators"

NRN's "McDonald's Quietly Changes Soft Serve"

NRN's "McDonald's Expands Delivery Expands Delivery to More Than 1000 Locations"

QSR's "Dairy Queen Forges Ahead With Food As A Driver"

QSR's "Yet Again, the FDA Delaying the Menu Labeling Rule"

QSR's "McDonald's Expanding Fresh-Not-Frozen Burgers in Texas"

QSR's "How to Prevent the Dirtiest Restaurant Pests"

Archived Articles

California Restaurant Association's "Why Do Employees Steal (PDF)"

WSJ's "McDonald’s Customers Scream, and Get New Ice Cream Machines"

Blue MauMau's "Why Independent Franchisee Associations Are Critical to Franchise Owners"<

Chicago Tribune's "Food prices are falling. Why aren't restaurant bills lower too?"

NRN's "Judge Puts Overtime Rule on Hold"

NRN's "How Trump’s Win Will Impact Restaurants"

FitSmallBusiness.com's "Best Business Broker: Sunbelt vs. Transworld vs. Murphy"

QSR's "Dairy Queen $5 Buck Lunch Meal Now Available All Day"

BusinessWire's "DQ System Launches Snack Attack with new DQ Bakes! Menu"

QSR's "Pumpkin, Apple Pie Blizzards Face Off at Dairy Queen"

NRN's "Preparing for the Perfect Storm"

QSR's "Dairy Queen Gives Back on the 11th Miracle Treat Day"

National Restaurant Association's "FDA Issues Final Guidance on Menu Labeling"

NRN's "FDA Releases Final Menu Labeling Guidance"

NRN's "People Report-Quick Service Recruiting Difficulty Hits Historic High"

NRN's "Hot Dogs Help Burger King Sales"

NRN's "McDonald’s execs say they’re not a joint employer"

The New York Times' "New York City Can Require Sodium Warnings, Judge Rules"

CNBC's "Burger King's newest menu item: Grilled Dogs"

NRN's "My Tour of the Quick-Service Value Meals"

QSR's "DQ Launches Biggest TV Marketing Push Yet For New Menu"

NRN's "California Lawmakers Approve Franchise Bill"

Star Tribune's "DQ Bakes is Dairy Queen's largest-ever menu expansion"

NRN's "Groups Reach Deal on California Franchise Bill"

QSR's "At McDonald's, the Fix Is On"

NRN's "How McDonald's Franchisees Help Approve New Marketing Campaigns"

QSR Magazine- "At 75, Dairy Queen Balances Tradition and Innovation"