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Jun 11, 2010 12:46 PM

How does Dairy Queen stay in business?

Last week stopped by and got a blizzard. Very few pieces of stuff in my blizzard and the ice cream was so soft I had to drink it. They took over Orange Julius and that doesn't even taste the same.

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  1. I went to a local one a while ago, and while the burger was so-so.... the onion rings were spectacular.

    1. Years ago when they lowered the dairy content to the point it had to be called 'ice milk' a local owners group left and formed Magic Fountain, which remains today.

      1. When I read Orange Julius I thought you were referring to the Orange Julius of my childhood that was sold in the mall, but looking at the website it doesn't look the same. I guess I will just have to keep making them at home.

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        1. re: roro1831

          In MY childhood there WERE no malls :) But I remember loving Orange Julius's (?).

            1. re: rubinow

              They have eschewed the raw egg (too many health reg issues), so that aspect of the product is different from my late 70's/early 80's mall rat days.

            2. re: roro1831

              "When I read Orange Julius I thought you were referring to the Orange Julius of my childhood that was sold in the mall..."

              lol Orange Julius dates back to 1929! Sad to say, but the Orange Julius at DQ is one and the same. I'm sure the one you remember from the mall would bear no resemblance to one that someone who grew up in the 1950s would remember. Times change.

              1. re: ttoommyy

                And most of the time, times don't change for the better

            3. Simple Warren Buffet owns DQ, that's how they stay in business.

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              1. re: treb

                I don't understand the significance of that. I wouldn't say that Berkshire Hathaway is known for holding on to losers,are they?

                1. re: c oliver

                  Follow your logic backwards - if Berk is still holding it, it's obviously not losing money then.

                  1. re: reiflame

                    That was what I meant. I thought treb was saying that BH was "keeping it alive."

              2. We're getting a new DQ about a mile from our house in a couple of weeks, so I will be able to do some good research. The onion rings will definitely be sampled.