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Mini Blizzard Huge Price
Posted by Lady of the manor on 07/01/2010
NEWARK, DELAWARE -- DQ has introduced the "mini" blizzard at a cost of $2.49 each. They are just about the size of a juice cup...about half the size of the original small cup. The price is outrageous for the size of the cup that you get and the cup wasn't even full.

I've heard of downsizing, but this is ridiculous! The cup is half as big and the price is just a little less than the old small used to be. Now the small is $3.19 each. That is ridiculous also.

I bought 6 Klondike bars for $1.99 and one of them would fill the new "mini" cup. Where does DQ get off charging so much money for them?

I won't be going to DQ any more unless they lower their prices and change the portions back to the old way.

     
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Posted by BEJ on 2010-07-01:
Are you saying that they no longer offer the other sizes of the blizzard?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-02:
No one is forcing anyone to buy anything. If you don't like the price of something, don't buy it. A bottle of water is a $1.29, complaining about it does nothing, so does not buying it, but so what? Eat an apple.
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-07-02:
McDonald's came out with a snack size McFlurry recently, this is probably why DQ is making a smaller/cheaper version of theirs. I don't think the McFlurry costs 2.50 though, I might be wrong.
Posted by American Dairy Queen Corp. on 2010-07-19:
Thanks for letting us know how you feel. ADQ does provide recommended pricing guidelines and the independent franchise owners of the DQ stores and restaurants you patronize have the final say regarding the prices of their products. I'll make sure your comments are forwarded to the appropriate ADQ staff. Kind regards,

Carolyn
ADQ Consumer Relations
Posted by james70 on 2012-08-14:
I feel the prices are too high for the product. I know all the expense cost of this business are used to determine menu prices, however, sometimes I am disturbed when I feel cheated on this one.
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Recent ad on television for dairy queen, showing kittens in bubbles
Posted by MaJa.1 on 07/03/2011
Dairy Queens advertising on televison showing kittens in bubbles - I feel it is disgusting and totally inappropriate it show kittens in bubbles - meowing, crying - I will not visit Dairy Queen again, because of this disgusting ad. displaying kittens trapped in bubbles. I live in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.
     
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Posted by trmn8r on 2011-07-03:
I don't agree, and here is why...

It isn't possible to blow a bubble with a kitten in it.

Here is the commercial. I think it is darling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eibkUoRdOM

That said, like many commercials it doesn't seem to make sense on any level.
Posted by raven2010 on 2011-07-03:
cute!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-03:
good review, I would be annoyed too seeing akitten in bubbles. I think that would more appropriate for a catfood commercial.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-07-03:
I am probably mgoing to be deleted once more for attempting to diminsih the importance of the OP's post, but give me a break. Dairy Queen is presenting nonsense commercials, working on the use of DQ as part of the word RIDQULOUS. It is a clever campaign to cause you to remember the food items. Of course kittens in bubbles is a silly idea, but so is waterski boxing and a rock and roll falcon. It is no more offensive than a guy living under a rock or using a lightning device against a ninja. People are so jaded it takes more and more ridiculous images to make you think of the products. Kittens in bubbles is not offensive for the prime reason that it is impossible and just plain silly. No one really believes there are kittens in soap bubbles.
Posted by Nohandle on 2011-07-03:
Until TRM shared the commercial I thought it was of kittens being bathed in a bubbly bath and them crying to get out.

I love cats as much, if not more, as any other cat lover around here. I can assure you those kittens were not trapped inside a *Real* bubble and crying to get out. Perhaps DQ will find another way to advertise their cakes if too many object.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-03:
Sounds like Basher was helping DQ with their ad campaign
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-07-03:
Good one, yaya!
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-07-03:
i agree about this commercial! as an animal lover, i think they could have found a different way of showing cute kittens.

great review.

very helpful!
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-07-03:
"So good, it's ridiculous."

That says it all.

This commercial made me want a DQ cake! I would say it's working.
Posted by sabletaz on 2011-07-03:
sounds like a stupid commercial.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-07-03:
I think the DQ commercials are just as the slogan says. Ridiculous. At least they admit to it and are not trying to insult the viewer's intelligence. The entire ad campaign is based on ridiculousness. For some reason, I can live with that.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-07-03:
"as an animal lover, i think they could have found a different way of showing cute kittens"

If you found the kittens to be cute, just how bad was the commercial?

I am an animal lover too. Cats can't GET stuck in bubbles, they can't even get into a bubble.
Posted by PaulaJ on 2011-07-03:
The only annoying thing about the kittens in bubbles commercials is that what does kittens in bubbles have to do with ice cream? I agree with another post-er who said it would be better off as a cat food commercial.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-07-03:
Paula, kittens in bubbles have nothing to do with ice cream. That's why it's 'ridiculous'!
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-03:
MaJa.1, give your feedback to Dairy Queen's corporate office.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-07-03:
Thanks for solving that Venice. Purrfectly logical.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-07-04:
Practice makes purrrfect. I've had a lot of practice dealing with the ridiculous. ;)
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Worker Diffused Potential Dispute
Posted by on 07/21/2010
RESTON, VIRGINIA -- Kudos to the (I assume) manager who was working at the Dairy Queen at Hunters Woods Plaza in Reston, VA on July 21st. A patron came in and ordered some type of Blizzard and attempted to pay with a DQ gift card. The server ran it through the machine, but it was rejected. She politely informed the woman that the card was rejected; the customer began to get a little steamed and then took out her cell phone to call someone (she mentioned something about her daughter), insisting that there was money on the card, offering a receipt as "proof" (I couldn't see what was on the receipt--most likely it was the purchase receipt for the gift card). The server ran the card through again, and again, it was rejected. Finally, she reached into the register and gave the customer back her change in cash. She didn't exhale sharply or roll her eyes as many would have done. (The customer was not exactly appreciative). Sometimes small little things can cause some customers to be inconvenienced; a skilled worker knows when to take the steps required to make things more pleasant for everyone. Good job!
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-21:
"The customer was not exactly appreciative"

It's behaviour just like that, that ends up causing the employees to "exhale sharply or roll her eyes as many would have done".

Good job by the DQ employee.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-21:
It does my heart well to read about front line employees who 'Get It'.

Excellent uplifting review!
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-21:
DQ does have some pretty decent soft serve
Posted by Skye on 2010-07-21:
Very nice review!
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Bad Cheese Burger
Posted by No confidence on 06/05/2009
CHICO, CALIFORNIA -- I can remember in the 80's when I wanted a really good home style cheeseburger I would go to Dairy Queen.

Cheeseburger then: Good hamburger / fresh tomatoes / large slice of American cheese / shredded lettuce / fresh uncooked onion all on a sesame seed bun. "TO DIE FOR".

NOW: The meet is cheap the cheese is smaller / the lettuce is regular not shredded / the bun is regular AND TO TOP OFF THIS INSULT TO MY HARD EARNED MONEY IN EXCHANGE THEY MICROWAVE IT SO NOW THE TOMATO AND THE LETTUCE ARE HOT AND THE BUN IS MUSH... IT'S TERRIBLE.


I AND MY ENTIRE FAMILY AND EVERYONE I KNOW WILL NOT EAT AT THIS FAST FOOD RESTAURANT AGAIN.


ATTENION "BEAN COUNTERS": GO BACK TO HIGH QUALTIY AND YOU WILL GENERATE MORE SALES WHICH WILL MAKE MORE MONEY FOR YOUR SHAREHOLDERS WHICH IS PAINFULLY APPARENT WHOM YOU ARE ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT.

TAKE CARE OF THE CUSTOMER WHOM SUPPORTS YOU AND YOUR SHAREHOLDERS AND ..........(EVERYBODY WINS!!!!)

     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Can't you ask them not to nuke it?
Times have changed since the eighties my friend.
Yes, sandwiches have gotten smaller and to some degree sloppier but I am sure that you will agree when I say that hairstyles have come a long way since those hideous hairdos of the '80s, right?

*Flock of Seagulls and Kid N Play agree*
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Yeah we have new hideous do's...

I agree, a burger has no place in the microwave!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
As bad as that era, Boki?
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Emo hair!? Its pretty awful.. Its probably not Ratt awful, but its up there...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
That's nasty! Warm tomatos and lettuce do not belong on a burger! Whenever I get a hankerin' for a good ole fashioned cheeseburger I head to the nearest little mom & pop joint. These fast food joints, while convenient, can't compare.

Zzrokk, you mean 80's do's are no longer in? I better go make an appointment with the salon right now. =)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Lettuce brings nothing to the burger flavor party. There's a reason you've never heard of a hamburger salad.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Tat, we only allow people on here with thick luscious supple hair, so get with it!!!

Crabs, I beg to differ. Ever had a taco salad?
When I make them at home I do the lettuce, tomatoes, jalepeno peppers, mild cheddar and other spices with Italian dressing. You must try it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Cheeseburger
noun

Sandwich comprised of 1/2 lb fatty hamburger meat cooked medium rare, shredded pepper jack cheese, jalepenos, diced onions, New Mexico green chilis and mustard.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-06-05:
Taco salad is not a real salad. it's like a 3000 calorie salad =)


but i have to wonder...
"HARD EARNED MONEY"...

so if the money had been easily earned, it would be a different reaction? =)


though, i'll read the letter again once the CAPS LOCK stuff is switched to normal text.

call me a witch (or a b...) but writing a letter in all caps does NOT get anyone faster service. in fact... it usually gets the opposite reaction.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Any mexican food I eat has to have tons of shredded lettuce, tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream.

Tater, Callahan's has the best burgers I've found so far...hands down. The Burger Master had a dang good one, but it burned down. :(

Supple hair for everyone!

I'm making gumbo from scratch..burn with jealousy!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Aw man, that sounds good, Boki! I made some once. Gumbo is so expensive to make out here with the seafood and all.
I have yet to find a restaurant that has decent Gumbo.
There are two places that I want to try some at out her; Joe's Crab Shack and Bubba Gump Shrimp.

Crabs, where is the ketchup? It does sound good though.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
It helps that we have great seafood for cheap, but CO has us beat hands down on good mexican and italian food...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I am not a big Italian food fan but for sure there are some good Mexican food joints out here. I love the tacos off of the street vendor trucks.
Posted by Ponie on 2009-06-05:
no_confidence, since the last paragraphs of the DQ review echo your Marie Callender review, where will you go to 'dine?' I'd rather look to the future than bring back the 'good old days.' My grandmother told me her mother used to make her own laundry detergent using lye and lard or some sort of fat. And what was life without an automatic dishwasher? :)
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
ZZ, the gut trucks in Cali were fabulous that way. Probably the nearest I got to authentic food.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
It is authentic Mexican food. You a Menudo fan? No, not the boy band.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I grew up right near Tijuana in Cali. There, you can go to the little hole-in-the-wall places and get some authentic yummy food. In AZ, those little places usually fail the health inspections
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
I tried it! Not my favorite, but it wasn't horrible either, I suspect it is an acquired taste.

I also tried tongue (decent) and brain (just disgusting) tacos but I should have done so when I WASN'T hungover. :D
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Howdy do, yaya.

I'm a little lax when it comes to whether something passes code or not. I'll probably pay for it one day, but I sure have had some good eatin' in the meanwhile..
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I refuse to eat at a place that has roaches running all over
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Menudo is great for hangovers! I had tongue and wasn't to pleased BRAINS? No thanks. Was it slimy?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Tongue?! Ew! I don't wanna eat anything that can taste me
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I'm not touchin' that one, Yaya!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I just realized how bad that sounded!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
You had ME blushing on that one....
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I swear it was said in innocence
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
It's gotta be the location,the one by me is great...The burgers(when I get one) are never nuked...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Right Yaya, a "Freudian Slip" huh?

TW, I agree. Someone there is cutting corners using the mic' and not melting the cheese on the meat while it's on the grill, I'm thinking.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
*blushing and hiding my face with my hands*
Posted by NofriendofAX on 2009-06-05:
I said NO pickles!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
BokiBean, tongue tacos? brain tacos? OMG girl, one question: WHY?

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
they say (Andrew Zimmern) that tongue is like a good piece of pot roast...I'll have to take him for his word
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I'm with you Trainwreck that really sounds disgusting. I have heard that people who eat tongue do say it's quite delectable but the thought of it is so *gagging*
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
The texture isn't pleasant as one would imagine.
The sickest thing that Zimmern said in my book was when he was eating 'testes' of some animal and said that it had a "creamy taste". Get outta here!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Who the heck is this Andrew Zimmern character anyways?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Andrew Zimmern is from 'Bizzare Foods' on the Travel Channel...he eats some weird crap
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Eating animal testes? That's the craziest f#?king thing I've heard.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Haven't you seen the chubby guy on the Travel Channel that travels around the world to eat exotic foods?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I sure haven't but I am going to look for it now! What day does it air?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Crabs, I agree. No friggin' way!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I can't remember..they show reruns all the time.If you have a search tool thru your cable or dish,you will be able to find it that way...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
There is a cooler guy on the Travel Channel named Anthony Bourdain, that has a show kind of like his as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I seen this dude on TV once remove the skull cap from a live monkey and then proceed to eat it's brains with a cocktail fork. I thought jeeze what's wrong with that guy. What was he thinking. A fork, please, one eats live monkey brains with a spoon. Everybody knows that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Anthony Bourdain is cool,he's had a few different shows
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Is he that chain smoking New Yorker?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
crabman,they do that in the 'faces of death' series..I think it's the first disc...These people were at a restaraunt in Morocco or some place like that..They put the live monkey in some sort of a vice and they all got a crack at his head with little hammers....then the head was cut open and the brains were eaten by the customers...crazy

I was a teenager when I saw it,so the details could be a little fuzzy....
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
he IS the chain smoking New Yorker
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
What are the titles of these shows so I can search for them?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Yeah, Faces of Death... I think you're right TW. Boy haven't thought about that since junior high. Now there was some fine entertainment.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I think they made a whole series of FOD cd's (back then vhs's)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
That was the first 'Faces' that I saw. That poor Monkey went nuts as soon as it entered the room the poor thing must have known what was next.
They showed a guy getting executed (electric chair) on that one too.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Brains are just gross..its not even the taste, its the texture that makes me want to hurl. Tongue isn't bad! At least it tastes like beef.

And Tater, to be honest, I dunno why...I've always liked trying weird foods. My taste buds get real bored.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Bourdain is extremely cool...and hot. :)
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Anthony Bourdain's show is No Reservations on The Travel Channel. He also wrote Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Underbelly (if you're a foodie like me).

And the other is Bizarre Foods and I think its spelled Andrew Zimmern. Also on the Travel Channel. I dunno why but he gets on my last nerve...and he loves to eat testicles. Not that there's anything wrong with it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Yes there is Boki, and I thought the samething. Going on about how creamy they taste. That's supposed to be a FAMILY SHOW!!!!

Btw, did you think that ol' Anthony was hot when he was in Africa and ate basically some uncleaned and raw intestines complete with what the cow or whatever had previously eaten? I thought that he was going to die after that stunt!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
what's with Andrew and Genitals he is always eating testicles pennises and innards all over the world. I’m surprised the dude has not come down with some plague with all the shyt he eats.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I know.
I feel sorry for his wife. The poor woman has to smell his bodily functions after those meals!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
True wally but people watch. These days crazy equals ratings and ratings equals money. I'd eat a North Guatemalan boar schlong for the right price. I've eaten a lot worse for free.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Hahaha@boar schlong!

No, zz, I missed the uncleaned intestines one (greatly relieved)...but I really got put off when he was drinking that whiskey that had the whole snakes down in it...it was so murky with chunks and stuff floating around, I literally changed the channel right then.

Tastes are funny, I have eaten bull fries before in Wyoming and they were excellent. But they were cut up, battered and deep fried and served with sauce..hard to tell WHAT you're eating like that. But Zimmern has a real fondness for balls...lol@creamy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
On my way home. See you all in a little while.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Hey Zz take care. Have a great weekend!!!
Posted by nstigator39 on 2009-06-05:
Lets see what was the original comment here, oh yeah about DQ, we don't have them here but sometimes when we are traveling through Ohio we stop and get something on the go if we are in a big hurry. Always tasted good to be.
So some of you have never eaten Testicles or as we used to call them Mountain Oysters, hey don't know it if you havn't tried it. Or what the heck knock it if it doesn't appeal to you.
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Very unsanitary
Posted by Frlo on 04/27/2009
JESUP, GA, GEORGIA -- MY FAMILY AND I WENT INTO THE DAIRY QUEEN LOCATED JESUP GA HWY 84. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I OBSERVED THE WORKERS. THEY HANDLE MONEY DONT WASH HANDS AND TOUCH THE FOOD WE ARE ABOUT TO EAT. THE GIRL HAD OLD CHOCOLATE STUCK TO HER HANDS THAT MUST OF BEEN LIKE THAT FOR HOURS. AND THAN WHEN ASKED TO WASH HER HAND SHE GOT UPSET. THE MANAGER ALSO DONT WASH HANDS. AFTER I COMPLAINED SHE PUT ON GLOVES. BUT PEOPLE THINK HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE ATE FOOD FROM THIS NASTY PLACE. ITS A SHAME THE OLD OWNERS DONT HAVE IT ANYMORE. I AM TELLING EVERYONE ABOUT THIS PLACE AND HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL BE AWARE OF THIS DIRTY NASTY PLACE.
     
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Posted by madconsumer on 2009-04-27:
did you contact the local health department?
Posted by RestaurantGuy on 2009-04-27:
Gloves will not help this problem. Gloves give the guests the illusion that everything is clean and sanitary. Talk to the General Manager or the franchise owner. That will get results (hopefully)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-27:
Don't be ridiculous...you honestly expect her to wash her hands after every transaction and everytime she alternates between collecting money and filling orders? I hardly believe she had her fingers directly in your ice cream. They always use tongs, spatulas, spoons, etc.

Wearing gloves can be just as hazardous, if not more, than not wearing them. If you're paranoid about foot safety, buy ice cream from the store and eat it at home.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-27:
Are you absolutely sure it was chocolate?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-27:
lol C20
Posted by bargod on 2009-04-28:
You witnessed all this but still choose to eat there, I think that's more gross.
Posted by Novus on 2009-04-28:
"...you honestly expect her to wash her hands after every transaction and every time she alternates between collecting money and filling orders?"

^This.
Posted by frlo on 2009-04-30:
no she did not use thongs. and she did handle the food with her hands and no .we got a refund and left we did not eat there. plus many other people left also.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-04-30:
Look to see more of these complaints as the swine flu scare gets worse.
And yes Novus, if a person is handling my food (not packing it, since it's wrapped up), I do expect them to wash their hands after every transaction and every time she alternates between collecting money and filling orders
Posted by DRVROFRED on 2009-05-01:
Money is filthy! I would expect hands to be washed before handling any of my food order. I know the food industry is hectic but the places that just have cashiers doing just that and letting the preps of food do their job makes things alot cleaner for everyone. Places like Wendy's have someone in between doing nothing but filling drinks and placing orders in bags or on trays. At lease the ones I've been too. That seems to be the best type of operation. Everyone should be satisfied. Not that they all will be but no matter what, you can't please everyone.
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New Commercial
Posted by Sick and Tired of Trash on 06/04/2007
Dairy Queen has always to me been a family oriented company. However, the sleezy commerical that has been running with the Ice Cream Cone and the Waffle Cone holding a can of whipped cream is a little much. Then the narrator says,"Do One" at the end of the commercial. It is of poor taste and sickens me at the thought of Dairy Queen using sex to cell ice cream to children.

I for one won't be buying ice cream from Dairy Queen until this commerical is pulled from the air and Dairy Queen issues an appology to all the children and the Peanuts characters..
     
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Posted by Skye on 2007-06-04:
This commercial is very tame, compared to some stupid Hardee's commercial some people are complaining about.

Never saw the Hardee's commercial, but the Dairy Queen one is funny.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-04:
Do one does not mean to have sex. It means to buy an ice cream and eat it. Do it is the phrase.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-04:
The Dairy Queen commercial is funny. Just not appropriate for young children.

Posted by MRM on 2007-06-05:
The poster is the one with a one track mind, thinking that "do one" means sex. In the context of ice cream, it means to eat it, not to have sex with it. Yes, YOU'RE the one with the one track mind.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2007-06-05:
Get your mind out of the gutter, it's getting cramped in here.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2007-06-05:
OK - I'll ask.....why should DQ apologize to the Peanuts characters?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-05:
I too am outraged over this commercial although I've never seen it but by the description it sounds like another stab by the secular humanist intent on destroying the moral fabric of this country. I've always considered a can of whipped cream to be a phallic symbol while the waffle cone represents the female no-no special place. Good taste and manners prevents me from saying what the dollop of soft serve means. I'm sickened, irate and flabbergasted at DQ's attempt to poison the minds and bodies of our children!!! Hell in a hand basket, I tell you, hell in a hand basket. Good review!
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-06-05:
Yeah, Hugh! What's Charlie Brown got to do with all this?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-05:
DQ use to have good ice cream not anymore. But what does Charlie Brown have to do with it?
Posted by DBone on 2007-06-05:
What EMOTION! Wow, all from a commercial. Get a Tivo, and dont watch commercials.
Posted by iDuckie on 2007-06-05:
You know, the only people who take this commercial sexually are ones with a perverted mind to begin with. Take THAT into account.
As for Peanuts...I was not aware that DQ and Peanuts had an agreement. I was always under the impression it was Dennis the Menace. Charles Shultz did not create that strip.
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-06-05:
Stew, I'll have to give you an A+ on this one. If folks didn't comprehend the glorious sarcasm then "grits ain't groceries". Still laughing!!
Posted by caa on 2007-06-06:
Stew, that was brilliant!!
Posted by guardianagl1 on 2007-06-12:
The commercial is funny. I can't believe anyone would be offended by that. What a prude. You need to get a life or quit watching television. I'd also like to know what the heck Peanuts has to do with this too. Maybe there's something you're not telling us.
Posted by Trena on 2007-06-18:
I am so irate at the commercials that DQ has decided to air to get people to buy the Waffle Sundae. The woman knocks on the door ask for Chocolate Syrup the Waffle asks what are you planning to do with it she says "POUR IT ALL OVER ME" (He Shudders). Tell me if there is nothing sexual intended why does he shudder? On the Second commercial there is a trail of waffles on the floor and she finds him laying in a bed (again if there is nothing sexual intended why is he laying in the bed saying "LETS DO IT". There is nothing funny about this commercial peoples minds are getting so use to the sexual contents in everything from buying a Ice Cream now to buying a Harley. I have 3 kids ranging from ages 19 months to 8 yrs old and even my 8 yr old looked at me and said Mommy why is he moving like that? So don't give me the garbage that there is nothing sexual in this commercial they are bringing people into their bedroom. I do not want what goes on in my bedroom aired on national TV for others to see that is private and it should stay that way. I did log a complaint and was told that they have heard from a lot of ANGRY people about this commercial the Lady I talked to said DQ has pulled the commercial in the U.S. and said they are working on a more approprate commercial that is Family Friendly she said it will air next month (we will see).
Posted by Ricky Tee on 2007-06-29:
I too find these new Dairy Queen Ads a bit too much, in their 1st 2 ads the ice cream and waffle bowl are really coming on to each other, (I was shocked at my dirty mind!) and in a recent one they are discussing fertility at a doctors office....whats a kid to think? It is as sexually suggestive as the last McDonalds billboard ads, which had a mans mouth opened up wide with a wrap shaped like a #+*!, and it said "OPEN YOUR SNACK HOLE" After many complaints from consumers those billboards came down one by one. We that are offended should complain to the main office of Dairy Queen, it might work like it did for McDonalds. Makes you wonder though, who is sitting around the table thinking up these ads....a bunch of overdosed hormonal teens? I myself will be calling 1st thing Monday morning. Shame on Ronald McDonald and Dairy Queen. I know sex sells but I will never think of soft ice cream the same again! YUCK! Better bring my condoms not my napkins for protection!
Posted by Deli on 2007-07-08:
'Do One' is their SLOGAN.

Sex is everywhere. Maybe you should come out from under the rock you've been living under.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-08:
Maybe you should just attempt to have sex with another individual.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-08:
PirateWithParrot recommends infidelity.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-08:
PirateWithParrot is an infidel!
Posted by northernlady on 2007-07-09:
This commercial is absolutely disgusting!! I just saw the continued commercial today and they are at a doctors office getting results back about having, I guess what would be a *baby cone*. Waffle says " so you mean I am not..... (he pauses)(giving the audience the impression that he was scared he was impotent)....lactose intolerant?"...doc says "No". Waffle and Cone are so happy. They then look at each other in a seductive way...(as if to say "lets get to hell home and jump in the sack). They grab each others hand and run out of the doctor’s office. Now….if any one of you want to ask any of my friends to find out how much of a prude I am they will laugh in your faces because I am no way near a prude. But when it comes to my kids watching garbage like this I have a problem and am NOT scared for you to tell me I am a prude then. (oh and please don't come back with an answer saying I should let my kids know about this stuff...because I am ahead of you...I do!!)I have a 15 year old and a 10 year old and the 15 year old said that there is no need of that through DQ because they sell themselves....they don't need SEX to sell for them. We always see SEX being sold for MOST commercials now, but DQ?...come on….DQ its mostly about kids. For those of you who think that commercial is funny...you either have NO kids...are quite young or just don't give a damn.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-09:
I saw that one too! It's funny the first time after that it's like all the rest. Just turn off the TV or realize this is why God made remotes so a man could flip through the channels during commercials.
Posted by DQ_Manager_Brian on 2008-06-11:
What exactly is the issue with sex and ice cream? They are great together or by themselves. Wake up people, nothings better than slap and tickle on a sundae with some nuts on it. Stick that in your snack hole.
Posted by anonymous on 2012-08-20:
The comercial with the boss calling the employee by his wrong name is disgusting and in very poor taste espesialy throwing a napkin at the employee
take this off the air this is terrible
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Service People Are So Rude.
Posted by Decnbluz on 06/28/2013
GREELEY, COLORADO -- I don't know if anyone else has to deal with being heavy and wanting an ice cream cone, but I walked in to DQ and ordered a small cone. I overheard a group of silly girls in the corner laughing and looking at me. Then I overheard one say, "she's so fat, she shouldn't have anything to eat!" Well, admittedly I am on the heavy side but I shouldn't have to have it pointed out by a bunch of smart ass little girls. Really disappointed in the service, I would have complained to the manager but she was laughing with them.

I know I am opening up to all sorts of ridicule by writing this because there is always someone who feels it's necessary to belittle those of us who are not born perfect, but I have had enough rudeness. I am in the health care field and have never tried to make anyone feel bad about who they are.
     
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Posted by Lin on 2013-06-29:
I fully understand where you are coming from. I am a big girl as well and it is hurtful to deal with the stares and comments when I do venture out on occasion. I have heard similar comments when I have been out at an establishment. I probably go to Dairy Queen/Baskin Robbins/Coldstone etc MAYBE twice a year - as a treat. I usually go with a group of friends after a softball tourney. Everyone else can order the large dipped cones or a fancy blizzard etc with no questions asked. I order a small dipped cone and I get looks from everyone.

Don't let them get to you. I know its easier to say that and I tell myself the same thing all the time. but you know what - they don't know you and it is none of their business what you do. Be thankful you aren't as small minded as they are and next time vote with your wallet and go elsewhere. People like that aren't worth your time.

When I was younger, I had a family member tell me I would have so many more friends if I would lose all the weight and be thin. I told her that if people will only be my friend if I look a certain way then I don't want to associate with anyone like that.

Just because a person is large doesn't mean they don't exercise or eat healthy meals. Yeah, sure ice cream isn't healthy - but you aren't eating it 5 times a day. A TREAT - everyone is entitled to a treat.

Don't let them get to you. Always remember this:

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly is all the way to the bone.

Posted by Suzy on 2013-06-30:
Beautiful faces don't make ugly souls any more pleasant to deal with and people who are surrounded by friends because of those beautiful faces will find themselves alone when the outside beauty is no longer there. I would much rather have someone at my side that doesn't care what the outside looks like because they are the ones that will be there for you for life and you often find they are the ones that are the most fun to be with.
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My Boyfriend and I Got a Combo Meal and We Both Ended Up Getting Violently Sick From the Food.
Posted by Lonesomevol on 04/29/2013
My girlfriend and I ordered the Mushroom and Swiss Burger one with fried mushrooms as a side and the other with cheese curds as a side. The meat was thin and dried out. We both got real bad stomach cramps and diarrhea. Just wanted to warn about this store to save others from our experience.

Hopefully they do not forget to be washing their hands after they use the restroom.

     
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Posted by Karnamay on 2013-04-29:
Please contact your local health department. This sounds serious.
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Very Rude
Posted by Marie642005 on 04/27/2013
BELLEFONTE, PENNSYLVANIA -- I went to Dairy Queen located in Bellefonte, P. A. to get a birthday cake. I found one took it to the counter and paid for it. I asked the girl working if I could get happy birthday Paula on it. She said sure. Took the cake and sat it on the counter behind her and walked away. About 20 minutes goes by and my cake is still sitting there. So I asked the guy working the counter about my cake. He said hold on... Comes back with my cake and says very rudely WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO WRITE ON YOUR CAKE. Sits the cake on the counter and walks away.

I would like to have someone take care of this. I should have gotten the cake for free. Now to add to the situation the cake was for my mother in law who's sister passed away on her birthday so we were trying to cheer her with a small party after arriving home.
     
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Posted by Chaparrita on 2013-04-29:
I agree that was rude and they handled the situation badly. However, I don't think that their rudeness constitutes a free cake.
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Dog Food
Posted by Dianemask on 10/06/2012
My granddaughter and I were treated like dogs willing to eat cold foods that was cook yesterday morning.

I ordered one chicken strip basket and asked for honey muster. She took my gravy out of my box and told me it will be seventy nine cents, if I want the gravy that came with the dinner.

I never want to eat there even if their food costs twenty cents.
     
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Posted by melissa253 on 2012-10-07:
When said 'dog food" I thought I was going to read a complaint about nasty tasting food at KFC but nowhere in your complaint do you even mention the taste of the food. Your complaint is about them wanting to charge you 79 cents for for honey mustard.
Posted by melissa253 on 2012-10-07:
Above should say DQ not KFC
Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-10-08:
Complaint comprehension needn't be a challenge melissa253 if one is capable of using elementary reading strategies.

When you order a hot food item you have every right to expect it to be served hot OP, and the employee should have explained in a polite manner substitution/addition charges. Don't be shy about asking for a manager to help in resolving issues, it's part of their job.
Posted by Pyrrho on 2012-10-08:
@ Melissa 253
The OP said the food was cold. The OP received lousy service. Really hope she spoke with management.
Posted by Pyrrho on 2012-10-08:
And Melissa 253 - The OP was told she would be charged for the GRAVY the employee removed from the dinner box.
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