Dairy Queen

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International Dairy Queen (IDQ) has been supplying brain-freezes for a long, long time. The company is a leading franchisor of frozen treat stores with more than 5,900 quick-service restaurants, most of which operate under the Dairy Queen banner. Popular DQ ice cream treats include Blizzards, sundaes, and cones. Many of the stores also serve burgers, fries, and other items. In addition to its flagship chain, IDQ has about 700 Orange Julius locations offering blended fruit drinks and a small number of Karmelkorn stands that feature popcorn snacks. Only a small number of units are company-owned. Tracing its roots back to 1938, the company is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Mission: To create positive memories for all who touch DQ.

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3.6

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Fast Food Restaurant Companies

Category

Food & Drink

ESG/Ethical Impact

Environmental Stewardship: Dairy Queen actively reduces its carbon footprint by implementing energy-efficient technologies and practices in its restaurants, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and decreased energy consumption. Water Conservation: The company has invested in water-efficient equipment and educates its franchisees on responsible water usage to minimize its impact on local water resources. Waste Reduction: Dairy Queen focuses on minimizing food and packaging waste through responsible sourcing, recycling initiatives, and sustainable packaging choices. Supply Chain Sustainability: The company emphasizes responsible sourcing of ingredients, promoting sustainable agriculture practices and supporting local farmers, thus contributing to biodiversity preservation. Climate Change Mitigation: Dairy Queen is committed to addressing climate change by setting emission reduction targets, using renewable energy sources, and supporting reforestation efforts. Animal Welfare: The company maintains high standards of animal welfare in its supply chain, ensuring the humane treatment of animals and sourcing from suppliers that adhere to ethical practices. Community Engagement: Dairy Queen actively engages with local communities by supporting charitable organizations, sponsoring events, and participating in volunteer programs to enhance social cohesion. Employee Well-being: Dairy Queen prioritizes the health and safety of its employees, offering competitive wages, benefits, and professional development opportunities, fostering a positive work environment.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$3,600,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.5

Customer Rating

3.9

Company Size

10000+

ESG Risk Rating

3

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