IDQ Facts


  • International Dairy Queen Inc. (IDQ) is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ).
  • IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire.
  • IDQ and its subsidiary companies employ approximately 500 employees worldwide.
  • IDQ has three Franchisee Support Centers. They are located in Bloomington, MN (Normandale Lake Office Park); Burlington, Ontario; and in Singapore.
  • IDQ Companies have two DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants that are corporately owned and operated. These restaurants are in Edina and Richfield, Minn.
  • The largest Dairy Queen® franchisee has more than 800 restaurants.
  • There are more than 7,000 Dairy Queen restaurants in over 23 countries.
  • The most popular selling Blizzard® Treat of all time is the Oreo® Blizzard® Treat.