Dairy Queen Free Cone Day celebrates 75 years

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Monday, March 16, 2015
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Dairy Queen team member serves a DQ cone with the signature curl on top at the opening of the first-ever DQ Grill & Chill in Manhattan on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in New York.
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NEW YORK -- Ready for the end of the long, cold, record-setting winter? Check. Dreaming of springtime on the horizon? Check. Celebrating the end of winter and beginning of spring with a free cool treat? Check.

Dairy Queen kicks off its 75th anniversary this spring with a Free Cone Day on Monday, March 16. On this day, the 75th day of the calendar year, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer).

During Free Cone Day, DQ is also requesting donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the last 30 years, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in local communities.

For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

American Dairy Queen Corporation, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., includes more than 6,400 Dairy Queen stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett.