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International Dairy Queen - About us

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Our mission
To create positive memories for all who touch DQ®.


Our vision
To be the world’s favorite quick-service restaurant.


Our company
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation and Dairy Queen Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 7,000 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 20 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire.

Our commitment to our communities

IDQ and its subsidiaries take pride in giving back to communities where employees, franchisees and fans live, work and play. Through DQCares, the company supports nonprofit organizations through corporate donations and employees receive paid volunteer time to support nonprofit organizations. Additionally, the company and DQ franchise owners regularly support nonprofits in their communities to benefit children and families in need, including raising and donating more than $159 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. and Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundation in Canada.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion for all who touch DQ. We believe in and commit to fostering a community where employees bring their authentic selves to work; where we recruit, engage and retain employees, franchise owners and suppliers with diverse backgrounds and identities; and where everyone feels welcome engaging with our DQ brand.

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