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It’s summer and it’s hot in Texas, which makes a perfect combination to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day on Friday, August 6. DQ® restaurants in Texas will offer their own sweet twist on the cool classic. The root beer float features DQ vanilla soft serve literally “floating” in the frothy goodness of premium root beer. 
Historians note that the root beer float, also known as a “Black Cow,” was invented in 1874 in Philadelphia by Robert McCay Green, who ran out of ice at his soda shop one day and hit on the idea of chilling beverages with ice cream.
This tasty burst of all-American tradition is available at participating DQ restaurants year round, but is a must on National Root Beer Float Day. 
The full menu of delightful DQ treats and eats is available via drive thru, pick up and take out, as well as delivery and online ordering where available. 
Want to quench your root beer float craving faster? Just download the free Texas Dairy Queen mobile app for “The Best Treats & Eats in Texas.” 
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

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