There are few brands as iconic as the DQ® brand. The first Dairy Queen location opened in Joliet, Ill. in 1940. Since then, the innovative DQ food and treats along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned International Dairy Queen as a leader in the quick-service restaurant industry both in the U.S. as well as internationally. The Dairy Queen system offers a variety of treats and products including burgers, chicken strips, chicken sandwiches, artisan sandwiches and the famous DQ soft-serve that is part of a variety of unique treats only found at Dairy Queen restaurants. Since 1984, the Dairy Queen® system throughout North America has raised over $135 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMNH) (U.S.) and Children’s Miracle Network® Member Hospitals (CMN) (Canada). Every time fans and franchisees donate to CMNH/CMN, every dollar stays in the community to support the local children’s hospital.