Dairy Queen has postponed the FREE cone day event that was scheduled for the first day of spring.
At DQ®, we like to sweeten the start of spring with Free Cone Day, a fan-favorite event that attracts long lines at our restaurants. In light of the growing concerns about [public health], and the precautions established by the World Health Organization and government agencies around large public gatherings, we made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Free Cone Day, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 19 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The health and wellbeing of our fans and crew members is our top priority, and we look forward to rescheduling at a later date when we know more.
DQ stores remain open and our focus is to provide a clean and safe place for our fans to continue to enjoy their favorite foods and treats. We are following our everyday cleaning and sanitation practices that meet and often exceed local, state and government standards. We also have increased 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. We are continuing to monitor updates on the [problem] and are following the guidance provided by the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Canada.
On Thursday, March 19, 2020 Dairy Queen fans can enjoy a small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top for FREE, to celebrate the first day of spring. There is a limit of one per customer, while supplies last, and the offer is good at participating DQ® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations throughout the U.S. — with the exception of those located inside malls. Remember, not all locations participate in all promotions. It’s a good idea to call ahead and make sure your chosen location is honoring the giveaway. Last year, we saw some comments on social media that some locations had additional requirements on the free cone giveaway, like ordering through the mobile app. People are happier on Free Cone Day than they are on their own birthday. 61.6 percent would share a bite of their DQ cone with their significant other, but only 23 percent would share the first bite.