Monday, April 1, 2013
Dairy Queen Time – 1956
Giving away 500 free cones was a great promotional gimmick. I wonder how long it took to give them all away?
I used to like the fact that the Dairy Queen on E. Erie closed for the season. Back in the mid-1980s, the store used to have a big sale of its prepackaged goodies (those made on the premises) on the day it was closing. We would pick up a couple of bags of Fudge Nut Bars.
Now the Fudge Nut Bar (the spouse's favorite back then) isn't even on the menu anymore. The treat I used to get – the Mr. Misty® (as well as the Mr. Misty Float) – isn't either.
Anyway, it's sad to drive by the shuttered store today and see Terry's Dairy – the former DQ – for sale.