Though criticized for her refusal to abandon monarchy, the Dairy Queen’s excellent human-rights record puts the Prime Rib Minister, whose hands are stained with insurgent jus, to shame. Pay tribute to one of history’s greatest confectionery leaders with today’s Groupon to Dairy Queen or Orange Julius, valid at the Aliante Station, DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant on Craig Road, and Texas Station Casino. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of frozen treats
- For $12, you get $24 toward ice-cream cake (valid only at Craig Road location)</p>
The DQ Treat Centers offer a cool respite to sun-baked souls. It’s been 70 years since the first Dairy Queen opened its doors, and the signature Blizzard’s (approximately $3.99, depending on location) chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic sweets, such as Butterfinger, Oreos, and Snickers blended with creamy soft-serve to a thickness unmatched by most biology tomes. Seekers of savory servings can eschew sweet treats in favor of meaty delights such as a bacon-cheddar burger (approximately $4.49) or a six-piece chicken-strip basket (approximately $5.29). Alternatively, customers can indulge in the grace and dignity of Orange Julius’ fruity favorites to craft an epicurean epilogue for sated stomach sacks.
DQ cakes bolster the specialness of special occasions with mouthfuls of smooth ice cream. Blizzard cakes bombard birthdays with layers of vanilla and chocolate soft-serve that arrive crowned, like fairytale royalty, with fudge and sweet treats, such as the peanut-flavored crunches of the Nutter Butter Blizzard cake. The Triple Chocoholic Blizzard cake is a head-rush of brownie batter, chocolate-cone coating, and fudge, enough to silence an outspoken sweet tooth for days.
Dairy Queen Orange Julius
From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.
Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic” powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers’ cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit purée forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.