Free ice cream led you here, and we owe it to you to let you know where it is and how to get some. Vanilla soft serve can bring fond childhood memories, but it doesn’t have to be something from the past. In fact, Dairy Queen will argue that ice cream is for everyone, and they’ll prove it on the first day of spring.
On March 20, 2018, kids will be lining up at the playground, but us adults know where to spend some time: the fourth annual Free Cone Day at DQ of course! We’ll have ice cream on the mind all day at work but I’m sure the boss will understand why — everyone loves some ice cream.
Free Cone Day will only take place at participating DQ locations, not including those in malls. You can also find your free cones at participating DQ Grill & Chill restaurants, according to an online press release. The wise thing to do would be to call your local DQ ahead of time and avoid causing a scene on March 20. Hopefully supplies last a while, because they will be limited, as one customer can only get one cone.
Donations from customers will go to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, so everyone will benefit from the ice cream giveaway. Last year the company raised about $300,000 for the cause, and that’s sweeter than any soft serve we can eat.
Maria Hokanson, Dairy Queen’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, shared in the excitement around the event. She said the DQ vanilla cones are a staple and that the day represents the joy spring weather can bring.
In her statement, Hokanson stated,