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DQ Ushers in Spring with Fan-Favorite Free Cone Day


Fans can enjoy a FREE small vanilla soft-serve cone to help kick off the season

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2022– Spring is right around the corner. American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) today announced that Free Cone Day will be celebrated on March 21 at participating DQ® locations nationwide. 

The brand’s iconic springtime tradition offers fans a free small cone filled with DQ world-famous soft serve (limit one per customer, while supplies last), at participating DQ locations throughout the U.S. This offer is not valid at mall locations or on digital and mobile orders. 

“Since 2015, Free Cone Day marks the official kickoff to spring at DQ and is a special tradition for our fans. Warmer weather is on the horizon, and DQ is ready to celebrate the season with everyone’s favorite treat, a free vanilla cone,” said Maria Hokanson, executive vice president, marketing at ADQ. 

Fans can join in on the fun by heading to to contact their local store about participation and connect on social media using @DairyQueen, #FreeConeDay and #HappyTastesGood.

*Free small vanilla cone at participating non-mall locations. All day, limit one per person. While supplies last. Not valid on delivery or mobile orders.


About IDQ

International Dairy Queen Inc. (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) and Dairy Queen Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 7,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and more than 20 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Berkshire), which is led by Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information, visit


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