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On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.

12021 Hooper Rd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Led by owner Miles Holley, the team of ASE-certified technicians at Skid Marks Tires & Auto Service keeps vehicles in top form with services ranging from computerized alignments to air-conditioner repair. The company expanded in 2012, adding two locations to the two existing service centers.

Staffers at any location can outfit wheels with four tires, a service that includes two free oil changes. Patrons making a purchase of more than $249 enjoy six interest-free months with approved credit and an acceptable KITT impersonation.

1015 West Lee Drive
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

At Signature Rides LLC, the car is a canvas for skilled auto-modification artists who beautify vehicles with slick accessories and customizations. Their ability to add glitzy flair to cars, trucks, and SUVs has attracted celebrities ranging from LSU football stars to crime-fighting Corvettes. Fruits of their labor include mesh grilles, chrome-covered door handles and trailer hitches, custom wheels, and airbag-suspension systems. Thanks to an arsenal of metallic, mirrored, and colored films, Signature Rides LLC?s crew can outfit windows with a tint that blocks 99% of harmful UV radiation and 79% of harsh solar heat.

11616 Industriplex Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US