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: $5 gets you $10 worth of treats at Dairy Queen on Crossing Place.
The DQ Treat Center offers a cool respite for shoppers tired of fitting-room lines and surly sales clerks. Celebrating its 25th year, the signature Blizzard's chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies such as Butterfinger, Oreos, and Snickers and other flavor options like Georgia Mud Fudge blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft serve ($2.29–$3.99). The Peanut Buster Parfait ($3.39) slathers vanilla ice cream in fudge and peanuts for an appealingly layered delight. This location harnesses the relentless power of the DQ Blizzard alongside the brightly colored grace and dignity of Orange Julius smoothies ($3.99) and fruit drinks ($2.79–$3.79) to create a sweet treat superpower.
Those opting for a salty over sweet will swoon at DQ's 100% beef hot dogs, available plain or doused in scrumptious chili and cheese (both $2.29).
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.