Dairy Queen announces opening of latest location in Trinidad, the 20th country outside of US and Canada with a DQ presence

MINNEAPOLIS , March 14, 2013 (press release) – The Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), has opened its latest location in Trinidad, which is the 20th country outside the U.S. and Canada with a DQ® presence.

“The international marketplace has always presented a huge opportunity to grow the Dairy Queen brand,” said John Gainor, chief executive officer of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ). “The Dairy Queen system saw tremendous growth internationally last year with 215 restaurants outside the U.S. and Canada, which included the opening of our 100th location in Mexico. Through our partnership with PELINJA Holdings LTD, we are thrilled to now offer the residents and tourists in Trinidad the same exceptional treats and menu items that our fans already enjoy around the world.”

PELINJA Holdings LTD opened a DQ Treat location in Port of Spain, Trinidad. PELINJA Holdings LTD is scheduled to open three new locations in the next couple of months and is planning many additional locations in Trinidad over the next few years.

The Trinidad DQ restaurant features the full line of DQ classic treats, as well as delicious hot dogs and DQ Cakes.

The Dairy Queen system has more than 6,100 locations, 1,109 of which are outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com.

About IDQ:

International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,100 Dairy Queen® and Orange Julius® stores in the United States, Canada and 20 other countries. IDQ and ADQ are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.


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