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Dairy Queen Ice Cream is not Creamy
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I have been a Dairy Queen customer for over 30 years. I recently decided
to skip the local hot spot Cliff's Home Made Ice Cream because I did not want to stand in the long line. Low and behold the line at DQ was shorter. I was terribly disappointed in the turtle waffle bowl ice cream. It tasted like a watery substance and the waffle seem to be some cheap drilled down processed crap posing as a waffle. It sucked and I wouldn't doubt it if Dairy Queen like so many other producers and businesses are shafting their customers by producing less or different than what the customer was previously getting. It taste like crap to me and I will not have it again.
     
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drugdoc121 on 2011-06-19:
Try Ben n' Jerry's. Ordered a waffle ice cream cone after I can't tell you how many years. It was embarrassingly huge but delicious and the ice cream was yummy.
olie on 2011-06-19:
Unfortunately, drugdoc, many of us don't have a Ben & Jerry's right handy when the mood strikes. And even when we *are* near one--it's cost prohibitive for a family of 4 or more.
drugdoc121 on 2011-06-19:
I get it olie. I was one of four kids. Understood.
Anonymous on 2011-06-19:
drugdoc121 & olie> Believe me, I know! I was one of 13 children growing up. Places like that were reserved for once a year, usually on your birthday.
Mr mister on 2011-06-20:
Dairy Queen does not sell ice cream. No where on the menu does it say ice cream. I've never understood the attraction of DQ's iced chemicals.
GenuineNerd on 2011-06-20:
Dairy Queen is frozen custard, not ice cream. DQ once sold hand-dipped ice cream, under the "Queen's Choice" name, many years ago, but that was discontinued. No wonder the local ice cream place has the long lines...their product must be good.
GenuineNerd on 2011-06-20:
Or in the case of Ben & Jerry's, if there is no Ben & Jerry's ice cream store in your area, their products are sold in supermarkets. Maybe buy ice cream from the grocery store and eat it at home if you don't want to wait in a long line.
Anonymous on 2011-06-20:
I can't remember the last time I went to Dairy Queen. I prefer frozen yogurt anyway. A new frozen yogurt place just opened up near me and I've been dying to try it. Maybe I'll write a review when I finally do
Anonymous on 2011-06-20:
Baskin Robbins is another possibility.
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Blizzard = Butt
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Your recent series of commercials are terrible and meaningless. Just what about backward pants would make anyone in their right mind buy a Blizzard? Or Shaving Bunnies, or the ridiculous Dolphin Guitar. Yes... I do remember your ad campaign. But NO... they do not make me want to pull into the local DQ with my family for a Blizzard.

As a matter of fact, I now think.... Blizzard = BUTT. And that sir, is a poor image for a commercial to convey.

If I were a CEO who turned on my TV and saw this ad campaign, I would be very embarrasssed at the quality and message delivered in these ads being shown during April of 2011. And then I would be on the phone to speak with who is responsible.
     
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Anonymous on 2011-04-11:
The ad campaign seems to be working. Whether you love or hate it, the thousands of people here are now aware of it.
At least a handful may go out and buy a Blizzard now.
momsey on 2011-04-11:
I want a Blizzard.
Anonymous on 2011-04-11:
BOYCOTT!!!!
Venice09 on 2011-04-12:
The commercials are dumb, but they do put the idea of having a Blizzard in my mind. Too bad there are no DQs around here.
Anonymous on 2011-04-12:
They seem to be following in the outlandish skits put on by Old Spice. I find some of them to be rather hilarious. BTW...I love blizzards, so commercial or no commercial, I'm going to have one:)

(Strawberry cheesecake or Oreo Cheesecake)
trmn8r on 2011-04-12:
Some people may think of a blizzard when they think about their butts. Or a cyclone.
Ytropious on 2011-04-12:
Lotta people are coming here to post about DQ ads in particular, I think that says something. DQ ads SUCK.
leet60 on 2011-04-12:
The commercial got your attention and has remained in your memory - the exact point of a commercial. There are many others out there just as ludicrous. At the very least, now every time you see a butt you will think of a blizzard.
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Where's the mint?
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WEST ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I love mint m&m blizzards, and decided to grab a cheeseburger, french fries and blizzard on my way home tonight. So, I pulled into the West Asheville, NC Dairy Queen drive through & placed my order. Up to this point, there was no problem. When I got my mint m&m blizzard, I immediately noticed that it was not green, it was bright white! I politely requested more mint to the young girl at the window. I had had to ask for more mint before in other DQs, and never had a problem. So, I was shocked when she told me she put the "required designated amount" in, and that she could make another one, but would have to charge me for that new one PLUS an additional charge for the extra mint! I told her 3 times the blizzard was white as snow, and mint is green. When I asked to speak to the manager, this young girl told me she was the manager on call. (HUH? She was 19 to 22 years old.) I put us both out of our misery by telling her to give me my money back & to cancel the entire order.

She wasn't rude, but she had no customer service, much less manager skills. There was no "I'm sorry", no smile, nothing. Just a young kid testing her authority in the wrong way. DQ lost a sale, plus had to throw the food away, in favor of retaining one extra mint flavored squirt!

I don't blame DQ as perse' as I have had other locations add additional flavoring when requested with no problem. I do, however, have a problem with any company that thinks a child is worthy of management position. It takes experience and age to understand bottom line profits and common sense.
     
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karleebarlee on 2010-12-28:
Unfortunately, they might technically not give out extra mint for free, but the other people you asked were just nice about it. This girl might have just been playing by the rules.
Anonymous on 2010-12-28:
I would contact DQ headquarters. You are right. Seems like the young girl is abusing her authority.
momsey on 2010-12-28:
So your main complaint is about the age of the manager on duty? There's no way for you to know how old she was or how much experience she had.

She should have just given you the extra mint flavoring for the extra fee, without forcing a second shake on you.

And by the way, mint is only green if it's artificially colored. Something can be stark white and still taste very minty.
navy mom 35 on 2010-12-28:
I even told her I would pay a little extra, (a quarter or so). In the other times, I offered to pay extra, but they never took me up on it. I am a business woman, and understand expenses of a business. But, to "play by the rules" too seriously has caused many businesses to fail.
Venice09 on 2010-12-28:
Mint is white not green. Did you taste it?

My son is 19 and has a lot of retail experience. He could easily manage a DQ. Don't judge a book by its cover.
Anonymous on 2010-12-28:
I know an 11 year old who has more common sense and intelligence than most adults I know.
momsey on 2010-12-28:
I would venture to guess that not "playing by the rules" by not charging legitimate fees has caused many businesses to fail.
Venice09 on 2010-12-28:
My daughter was born an old soul. I depended on her much more than she ever needed me. Everyone is different.
Anonymous on 2010-12-28:
How do you know how old the manager was? I'm 29 and I actually got carded for a rated R movie a few months ago. And she could be a hard worker and earned that manager position. Just because she didn't kiss the ground you walk on, that doesn't make her a bad manager. Age has nothing to do with knowing how to do your job well. And I agree with Venice. Mint is white. Did you taste it?
GenuineNerd on 2010-12-28:
Years ago I was a regular customer of a DQ that had "creme de mint" available as a topping on sundaes and a flavoring in milkshakes and Blizzards. That DQ's "creme de mint" topping was green, and had a spearmint-like flavor. It was the only DQ I knew of that offered that flavor...other DQ's did not carry creme de mint. Probably the availability of certain toppings and items depends on the DQ franchisee.
trmn8r on 2010-12-28:
It sounds like you require more mint than is supposed to be put in this item, since you have had to ask at other locations for more mint.

I think the CSR did the right thing here. She made the item correctly. Therefore, to make one with extra mint flavoring, she would have to toss it and make a new one with extra flavorings. Flavorings cost money.

I don't think she needed to apologize, either. She did nothing wrong. Her age isn't a factor, IMO.
Anonymous on 2010-12-28:
I don't think age would have been a factor had the OP gotten her way.
Venice09 on 2010-12-29:
Yaya, my daughter gets carded all the time. She is very petite and without makeup can easily look 14-15 years old. She had to work at being perceived as someone in authority in her profession, which meant being assertive with people who thought she was too young. No one should be underestimated based on their looks alone.
Ytropious on 2010-12-29:
It just sounds like you have a problem with people younger than you in a position above you. DEAL WITH IT. Don't judge a book by its cover, she's obviously a manager because she can do her job well. I don't think this is a case of "Just a young kid testing her authority in the wrong way." That is extremely condescending OP and I take offense to it.

BTW fake mint is green, natural mint ice cream is white. So she didn't give you more green COLORED mint. What you really wanted was more food coloring. More mint would have made it taste bad. I had a shamrock shake at McDonalds once that tasted like liquid Colgate. There IS such thing as too much mint. She gave you what you paid for. It's not her responsibility to take requests.
jktshff1 on 2010-12-29:
+10 Yt..I've seen old timers like myself that had no business being in their position. At 21 I was running a mill with 150 people working for me. Age means nothing, experience and ability does.
Ponie on 2010-12-29:
I don't believe it takes experience and age to understand bottom line profits (?). However, it does take common sense and I believe she was displaying a good amount of it. As a 'business woman,' may I gently suggest a better understanding of overused cliches, e.g., 'blame DQ as perse' as...'

I agree,Ytropious, too much of that minty stuff tastes bitter--to me, anyway.
GenuineNerd on 2011-01-01:
Too much mint would mean that your milkshake would taste like Scope...once you're done drinking it at least your breath will be fresh. I don't care for too much of any flavoring in anything. Once someone at a convenience store made a Slush Puppie for me, but put way too much lime syrup in it...it tasted too sweet.
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Worker Diffused Potential Dispute
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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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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.
Anonymous on 2010-07-21:
It does my heart well to read about front line employees who 'Get It'.

Excellent uplifting review!
Anonymous on 2010-07-21:
DQ does have some pretty decent soft serve
Skye on 2010-07-21:
Very nice review!
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Mini Blizzard Huge Price
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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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BEJ on 2010-07-01:
Are you saying that they no longer offer the other sizes of the blizzard?
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.
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.
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
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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Terrible treatment at Madison, AL DQ
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MADISON, ALABAMA -- Yesterday afternoon my family and I headed to DQ for some ice cream. We arrived and placed our order with an unfriendly employee who didn't even respond when I said "thank you" as she handed me my receipt. We received our order that consisted of two blizards, two chocolate dipped cones, and a milkshake. We chose a table in the dining area, then sat down to begin eating. My daughter who is 8 years old started eating her chocolate dipped cone and it broke in half. At this time we discovered the cone hadn't been filled properly and all the ice cream had just been piled on top and hadn't gone down into the cone which was no big deal. In attempt to salvage her ice cream I approached the counter and took a very small cup from a stack and returned to the table and put my daughter's ice cream into it. The ice cream was salvaged and we continued eating our deserts. About ten minutes later when we were almost finished a female employee approached our table and stood about five feet away. She said "excuse me ma'am but for future reference you cannot just take a cup because we charge. 25 for them." I showed her my daughter's broken cone and tried to explain what happened and said that of course I would pay for the cup, but that the cone was defective. She replies "we you should have stood in line and waited and I would have told you that the cup costs. 25." She then accuses me of giving the cashier an "evil" look when I approached the counter. I told her I didn't know what she was talking about, but she kept insisting I gave someone a bad look. At this point I just said I will pay for the cone, I didn't give any look, and I want to speak with a manager. She informs me that the manager is the owner of the franchise and will be there shortly. I said okay I will wait. So she leaves and comes back with a number on a paper and says the manager won't be in until after 5 (three hours away) and that I should call at that time. I called twice after 5 P.M. and there was never a manager/supervisor on duty. I left a message to be called back and haven't heard from anyone. This afternoon I called yet again and still no manager. I contacted corporate headquarters and was told the franchise owner/operator who is also the absentee manager can basically do as he pleases. That it is "basically a mom and pop operation". I won't be giving any DQ my business in the near future.



     
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redmx3racer on 2010-01-25:
So it seems like you were kind of in the wrong on this one. It sounds like there was a line, you waltz right by them and help yourself to a cup that is behind their counter. Sure, they were probably stacked up so they were higher than the counter, but still, they are not there for just anyone to take. They put the stuff they want you to have access to out in the lobby-straws, napkins etc.
Ytropious on 2010-01-25:
Cups cost money, and I don't recall them being anywhere easy for a customer to grab last time I was in a DQ. Red's right, sounds like there was a line and you just reached over the counter to grab something. In restaurant and retail that's a huge no no. You must ask for something behind the counter, never grab for yourself. You never know if it's something they charge for. The only thing I will agree with you on is a cup being used for nothing but keeping a broken ice cream cone shouldn't be 25 cents, that's like a restaurant charging for to go boxes. But, they have that right to charge you regardless.
andbran on 2010-01-25:
I once worked at a movie house where a customer got upset because I wouldn't give a large glass just for water.you were taking something from their inventory without asking
madconsumer on 2010-01-25:
they are required to account/inventory for all items sold and for free of charge.
PepperElf on 2010-01-25:
in this one I'm more for the OP's side of things.


yes the manager wants to harp on about supplies and stuff, but since the OP offered to pay for the cup... the manager has no grounds to continue arguing with her.

but she refused the offered payment and continued to harangue the OP about the incident.

can't have it both ways.


all I can think of for this is.
Handing a quarter over and saying. "Here is a quarter. The cup is paid for. Your situation is resolved. You are done talking to me."

and then just ignored her.


don't get me wrong, I'm all for treating employees like they're human but...
it sounds more like she wanted to fight you - even after you offered to make amends which means she didn't really care about getting paid for the cup, she just wanted you to be her whipping boy
bargod on 2010-01-25:
It' a cup for cripes sake. If they don't want people taking them them maybe they shouldn't put them where they can be reached. To lose a whole family's worth of business over a .25 cent cup. Wow, just wow.
Anonymous on 2010-01-25:
No way all of this happened over a quarter?
There's got to be more to it.
Anonymous on 2010-01-25:
I'm thinking that it takes two to tango.
It's a business not the OP's kids lemonade stand.
JMHO
bargod on 2010-01-25:
It sounds to me like just one employee having a "Grumpy pants day" and decided to take it out on this family.
PepperElf on 2010-01-25:
that's what I'm thinking
because once the customer offers to pay the price the employee quotes for the cup then the conversation is over.

the employee can accept payment and go back to work
or not accept payment and go back to work

continuing to yell at the customer is only an option if they're looking for a fight
Anonymous on 2010-01-25:
......"Grumpy pants day"....... *still laughing*
Possibly but for some reason I just don't think that the OP was being as "angel like" as she stated.
As far back as I can remember, I always had a problem keeping the ice cream off of my lap so I would ask for a cup when ordering.
The OP also critiqued the making of the cone. How hard is it to make one with "SOFT SERVE ICE MILK?" Gravity does the work. The product just isn't stable like say a Baskin Robbins.
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Bad Cheese Burger
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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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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*
BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Yeah we have new hideous do's...

I agree, a burger has no place in the microwave!
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
As bad as that era, Boki?
BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Emo hair!? Its pretty awful.. Its probably not Ratt awful, but its up there...
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
That's nasty! Warm tomatoes 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. =)
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.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Cheeseburger
noun

Sandwich composed of 1/2 lb fatty hamburger meat cooked medium rare, shredded pepper jack cheese, jalepenos, diced onions, New Mexico green chilis and mustard.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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? :)
BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
ZZ, the gut trucks in Cali were fabulous that way. Probably the nearest I got to authentic food.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
It is authentic Mexican food. You a Menudo fan? No, not the boy band.
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
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
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..
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I refuse to eat at a place that has roaches running all over
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Menudo is great for hangovers! I had tongue and wasn't to pleased BRAINS? No thanks. Was it slimy?
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Tongue?! Ew! I don't want to eat anything that can taste me
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I'm not touchin' that one, Yaya!
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I just realized how bad that sounded!
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
You had ME blushing on that one....
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I swear it was said in innocence
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
It's got to be the location,the one by me is great...The burgers(when I get one) are never nuked...
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
*blushing and hiding my face with my hands*
NofriendofAX on 2009-06-05:
I said NO pickles!
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
BokiBean, tongue tacos? brain tacos? OMG girl, one question: WHY?

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
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*
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!!!!
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Who the heck is this Andrew Zimmern character anyway?
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Andrew Zimmern is from 'Bizarre Foods' on the Travel Channel...he eats some weird crap
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Eating animal testes? That's the craziest f#?king thing I've heard.
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?
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I sure haven't but I am going to look for it now! What day does it air?
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Crabs, I agree. No friggin' way!
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I can't remember..they show reruns all the time.If you have a search tool through your cable or dish,you will be able to find it that way...
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.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Anthony Bourdain is cool,he's had a few different shows
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Is he that chain smoking New Yorker?
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 restaurant 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....
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
he IS the chain smoking New Yorker
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
What are the titles of these shows so I can search for them?
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
I think they made a whole series of FOD cd's (back then vhs's)
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.
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.
BokiBean on 2009-06-05:
Bourdain is extremely cool...and hot. :)
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
On my way home. See you all in a little while.
Anonymous on 2009-06-05:
Hey Zz take care. Have a great weekend!!!
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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Something needs to be done!
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12510 VALLEY VIEW ST GARDEN GROVE, CA 92845-2006, CALIFORNIA -- We are loyal customers of Dairy Queen. We LOVE your ice cream; we are the biggest Dairy Queen fans in the world and never trade you for anyone else. Although, there has always been a bad experience when we go to this particular DQ location in Valley View, Garden Grove. We have given them so many chances to change but they are all the same. This time, today, I have to find some way to be heard by you, and I'm not going to stop until I'm heard. Today we had the most miserable experience and we are not coming back there even if it's the last DQ in the world. First, when we came there the place was a mess. Something smelled there badly. It was unsanitary. But it was not the worst part. They could not give us the receipt because something was wrong with their machine. Then, the ice cream we got - it was banana cream pie and midnight truffle blizzards - our super favorites! Banana cream pie was pathetic; it was not a normal ice cream like in other DQ at all! But midnight truffle was even worse: it was actually a "midday" truffle - it was white! and there was hardly any chocolate in it! We could not believe it! The only thing we said to each other was "we are not coming back!" And believe it or not (and you better do!)IT RUINED our day! But even this is not the worst part. We were driving home and my husband found a tiny broken pieces of red plastic when he was finishing his blizzard! I was very glad the he did not choke! We were too far to come back there, and this complaint is the first thing I'm doing when we got home. Something needs to be done. Please, Dairy Queen, protect your customers!
In this crazy fast life we all need to look forward to something - DQ ice crean is something we look forward to every day. Dairy Queen has always been a high standard for ice cream, and good service for their customers. What is happening in Valley view location destroys the reputation of DQ corporation. Dairy Queen, keep the standards in all locations, protect your customers!
     
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Anonymous on 2009-05-30:
So you noticed all of these problems yet you ordered your favorites anyway?
Let's hope that the rest of your day is trauma free. It sounds like you won't be able to take much more without "blowing a gasket."
Good luck!
Anonymous on 2009-05-30:
You let an ice cream parlor ruin your day? I shake my head.
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Very unsanitary
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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 DON'T WASH HANDS AND TOUCH THE FOOD WE ARE ABOUT TO EAT. THE GIRL HAD OLD CHOCOLATE STUCK TO HER HANDS THAT MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT FOR HOURS. AND THAN WHEN ASKED TO WASH HER HAND SHE GOT UPSET. THE MANAGER ALSO DON'T 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 DON'T 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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madconsumer on 2009-04-27:
did you contact the local health department?
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)
Anonymous on 2009-04-27:
Don't be ridiculous...you honestly expect her to wash her hands after every transaction and every time 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.
Anonymous on 2009-04-27:
Are you absolutely sure it was chocolate?
Anonymous on 2009-04-27:
lol C20
bargod on 2009-04-28:
You witnessed all this but still choose to eat there, I think that's more gross.
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.
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.
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 its wrapped up), I do expect them to wash their hands after every transaction and every time she alternates between collecting money and filling orders
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 a lot 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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My Boyfriend and I Got a Combo Meal and We Both Ended Up Getting Violently Sick From the Food.
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SARVER, PENNSYLVANIA -- 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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Karnamay on 2013-04-29:
Please contact your local health department. This sounds serious.
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