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Does the Biggest DQ Fan Live in Dallas/Fort Worth? 

For more than seven decades, Texans have been enjoying the delicious Treats & Eats® at DQ® restaurants. Memories have been made with family and friends throughout the Lone Star state on the first day of school, after a football game, on a family road trip or celebrating a special milestone. Along the way, Texans became big fans of DQ classics such as Blizzard® Treats, the Hungr-buster®, the Steak Finger Country Basket®, and the Dilly® Bar among others. Now, the hunt is on to find “The Biggest DQ Fan in Texas.”

Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council is scouring the state in search of “The Biggest Fan in Texas” and the winner will receive free Treats & Eats for a year, Josh Abbott Band swag, DQ swag, Dr Pepper® swag and more! 

DQ fans can make their case as to why they are “The Biggest Fan in Texas” by visiting dqtexas.com/biggestdqfan. Whatever their story, the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council wants to find the number one fan in Texas.

“DQ restaurants in Texas have been enjoyed by fans for more than 75 years,” says Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operator’s Council. “We love to hear all the stories and see the photos of our fans enjoying their favorite Treats & Eats. As we search the Lone State, where will we find The Biggest DQ Fan in Texas? Who is it? And more importantly, what makes this person The Biggest Fan? We are looking forward to hearing from our fans as they tell us why they should be chosen.”

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The contest is open only to legal residents of Texas, 13 years of age and older. Entries must be received by 8 am CST on August 6, 2023. The Official Rules can be found on the dqtexas.com/biggestdqfan website. The winner of the contest will be announced on August 14, 2023.  

For generations, DQ restaurants are the places Texans go and they will be the first to say, “That’s what I like about Texas.” 

Texans are drawn to DQ restaurants for the unique, Texas-centric menu featuring items that can’t be enjoyed anywhere outside of Texas. There’s the Dude® CLASSIC Chick’n Fried Steak Sandwich and the Hungr-Buster, the BeltBuster® with two quarter-pound patties, and the truly awesome Triple-Buster®. 

Don’t forget the Texas T-Brand Tacos®, the Steak Finger Country Basket with the best cream gravy anywhere and Chicken and Dumplings, based on a homemade recipe from a DQ restaurant franchise owner’s mom. 

But the full DQ lineup of treats has always been the sweetest of reasons to visit the restaurant with friends and family. Fans of all ages have made sweet memories while dipping into a sundae, savoring a Blizzard Treat or biting into a delicious Dilly Bar. 

The memories created at DQ restaurants in Texas over the years are precious and for one lucky fan, it could earn them the top prize and bragging rights. So, who is The Biggest DQ Fan in Texas? 

About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 

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 nearly 600 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. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

All participants, as a condition of participation in this Contest, agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless and indemnify the Contest Parties, American Dairy Queen Corporation, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims, costs (including attorneys’ fees), losses, damages, fines, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with: (i) participation in any aspect of the Contest (including travel to/from any Contest activity), (ii) the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of the prize awarded, including any travel or appearance associated with any prize or prize award, (iii) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; (iv) participant’s registration material on any related website, or (iv) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Contest activity and/or prize. 

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Pictured left to right: Patrick Jaccar, Park Place Lexus New Car Sales Director; Nancy Humphrey, Plano ISD, Board Vice President; Ashley Hendrickson, Plano ISD 2023 Secondary Teacher of the Year; Jessica Williams, Plano ISD 2023 Elementary Teacher of the Year; Dr. Theresa Williams, Plano ISD Superintendent

Park Place Lexus recognized Plano Independent School District Teachers of the Year, Jessica Williams and Ashley Hendrickson. Williams, a teacher at Pearson Early Childhood, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year. Hendrickson, a teacher at Clark High School, was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year. 

The two Plano ISD teachers were offered a Lexus IS or Lexus NX for the summer, a deluxe detail and tank of gas for their vehicles, two tickets to a Texas Rangers game with parking pass and access to the Lexus Lounge which includes all you can eat buffet and cocktails; four passes to the Dallas Arboretum; a $100 gift card to the Shops of Legacy, and a Park Place insulated bag with Park Place swag.

“We have partnered with Plano ISD for many years,” said Chris Brunner, General Manager of Park Place Lexus Plano. “It is an honor to recognize the teachers who are exceptional in their profession and go above and beyond to inspire students. Both teachers and students have experienced a lot of stress the last few years and it feels great to have our team pamper both teachers of the year chosen by Plano ISD.”   

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

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Stefan Benedetti, Walnut Grove Elementary Teacher of The Year; Matt Woolsey, Park Place Jaguar Land Rover General Manager.

Park Place Jaguar Land Rover recognized Carroll Independent School District Teachers of the Year, Stefan Benedetti and Sharon Mooring. Benedetti, a teacher at Walnut Grove Elementary, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year with Mooring, a teacher at Eubanks Intermediate School, recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year. 

The two Carroll ISD teachers were offered a Land Rover to drive for the summer, four passes to the Dallas Arboretum, a $100 gift card to Southlake Town Square, and a Park Place insulated bag with Park Place swag.

“As the school year comes to an end, we love recognizing teachers who commit their life to educating the next generation of leaders” said Matt Woolsey, Park Place Jaguar Land Rover General Manager. “It is an honor to partner with Carroll ISD and these talented educators who bring out the best in our kids and community.”

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

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Cam Mayfield was recently promoted to general manager of Park Place Motorcars Arlington. 

“Our strong commitment to serve is our competitive advantage,” says Mayfield. “We cater to our client’s every need with a servant’s heart.  When you see someone take delivery of their first Mercedes, it should give you goosebumps.”

Mayfield has more than 30 years of automotive experience. In 2003, he joined Park Place Lexus as service director. He also served as service director and fixed operations director at Park Place Motorcars Dallas. Last year, he graduated from the North American Dealer Association’s GM Academy.

“Cam has always been a valuable asset to Park Place,” said Tony Carimi, Park Place Dealership’s Managing Director. “He is passionate about the experience and a transformative leader. I’m proud to see him take the helm in Arlington.”

Former Park Place Motorcars Arlington GM Malcolm Gage was recently promoted to Market Manager at Plaza Motors in St. Louis by Asbury Automotive Group, which owns Park Place and Plaza Motors. 

A native Texan, Mayfield was born and raised in Dallas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in English and still lives in Dallas with Katie, his wife of more than 20 years. 

Park Place Motorcars Arlington is located at 4201 Beltway Place off I-20 in Arlington. The Mercedes-Benz dealership has won the “Best of the Best” award multiple times since opening in 2015. This prestigious award honors the top 20 percent of 345 Mercedes-Benz dealers nationwide for outstanding sales, service and customer satisfaction. 

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

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Waterparks Open to the Public Mother’s Day Weekend 

Moms are the heart of every household. They know what we need before we even ask. And they rarely ask for anything in return. To honor them, Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco are inviting Moms to enjoy complimentary admission Mother’s Day weekend when the waterparks open to the public.

In addition to free admission, Moms will receive a special Hawaiian-themed gift (while supplies last) SaturdayMay 13 and Sunday, May 14.

“We’re inviting mothers of all ages to come enjoy a day at the park to thank them for their selfless roles as cook, chauffeur, activity director, nurse, and countless other tasks they do for their families,” said Hawaiian Falls Marketing Director Ron Mckenzie. “We want Moms to enjoy a carefree day where others can wait on her. Float down the Lazy River and feel the stress melt away or recline in the shade and enjoy a cold drink while Dad races the kids down a slide. We want Mom to take away memories she’ll never forget.”

Hawaiian Falls will officially kick off the summer season with free admission to all active duty and retired military personnel with a valid Military ID Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 – May 29. The parks will be open daily beginning Friday, May 26. 

Other special events planned throughout the summer include:

  • Father’s Day weekend – Dads get in free June 17 – 19
  • Champions Day – June 20 and July 22 Champions (individuals with special needs) and their families will have exclusive access to the park from 9 am -10 am. Champions tickets are FREE and family companion tickets are only $10 (limit 4).
  • World’s Largest Swimming Lesson – June 22
  • Independence Day weekend – Active duty and retired military personnel as well as first responders receive free admission.
  • Aloha Fest – July 15 in Roanoke, July 22 in Mansfield, and 
    July 29 in Waco.
  • Family Fun Fridays throughout July with Ohana Games led by Hawaiian Falls Activity Director.  

Season passholders can visit their home park to process their passes from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. May 8 – 12 at the park’s front gate.

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks are located in Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. More information about special events, operating hours, directions, tickets and season passes, are at hfalls.com.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 so make plans now to tell mom she is the sweetest with a cake, no baking required! Fans can pre-order the Mother’s Day Cake 24 hours in advance at participating DQ restaurants in Texas featuring the signature fudge- and-crunch center surrounded by the world-famous soft serve from a favorite Texas DQ restaurant. 

Add a customized message to the DQ Mother’s Day Cake and say thank you to mom with a personal message from the people she loves most. The Mother’s Day Cake is smoothly delightful and is available in three sizes at DQ restaurants in Texas until May 14. Order in store or online at DQcakes.com. 

For 75 years, DQ restaurants in Texas have been friendly, gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. 

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 nearly 600 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. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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1Q4A9404.jpg Photo by Brandi McComb - Park Place General Managers with Park Place Managing Director Tony Carimi (center, blue hoodie) included (L-to-R) Lexus Grapevine GM Charles Owens; Lexus Plano GM Chris Brunner; Plaza Motors Market Director Malcolm Gage; Jaguar Land Rover GM Matt Woolsey; Porsche Dallas GM Patrick Huston; (Tony Carimi ); Acura GM Jason Feuerberg; Motorcars Dallas GM Robert Hinkle; and Motorcars Arlington GM Cam Mayfield.

In the spirit of teamwork, Park Place Dealerships members collected more than 100 baseball bats and gloves to donate to the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy. Located in West Dallas, the Academy serves the community year-round by providing baseball and softball instruction, league play, travel, and tournament opportunities, along with providing academic, social and emotional support to under-served kids ages 8 - 18.

“Each year, more than 20,000 young people participate in the Texas Rangers Youth Academy programming,” said Justin Henry, Director of Development for the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. “The gifts Park Place members made touch the lives of the children and help us to engage the community in a meaningful and powerful way.”

Park Place Dealerships invited their team members, families, significant others and friends from across Dallas/Fort Worth to Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, for the annual Park Place Member Celebration Sunday, April 16th.

“It was a treat to see so many of our members laughing and playing together,” said Tony Carimi. Park Place Managing Director. “Gathering away from work for relaxation and fun is an integral part of building and maintaining our culture. Our members truly care about each other, and this was an opportunity to share the day with spouses, friends, significant others and children alongside our work family.”

Outdoor games and giant inflatables were spread across the outfield where guests could laugh, jump and play together. They also had the opportunity to run the bases around the infield. Inside the Lexus Lounge, guests enjoyed casino games and a Park Place trivia game. Texas Rangers staff gave behind-the-scenes tours of the stadium. 

Guests also enjoyed a buffet of traditional baseball food and drinks, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream.

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

  

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Fans can always count on DQ® restaurants in Texas to come up with some tasty, Texas-inspired deliciousness. In this case, that’s the Jalitos® Ranch Hungr-Buster® – a mouthwatering Texas masterpiece that brings the heat. 

The action starts with a full-quarter-pound grilled beef patty and garden-fresh lettuce, served up with creamy jalapeño ranch dressing and melty pepper jack cheese, then crowned with crispy jalitos between two buttery toasted buns. 

What are jalitos? Pronounced “ha-LEE-tos,” they are jalapeno strips crispy-fried to spicy perfection – a brilliant take on the Capsicum annuum chili pepper so prevalent in the southwest. 

When atop the classic Hungr-Buster, these zesty slivers of peppery goodness deliver a mild-to-medium punch and a zesty, satisfying crunch that’s so good, so irresistible, you’ll wish you could put them on everything!

Perfect for dine in, take-out or delivery where available, the Jalitos Ranch Hungr-Buster is only available through May 22, 2023 while supplies last only at DQ restaurants in Texas.

Fans can order all their favorite Treats and Eats through the super-convenient DQ Texas mobile app. Sign up for the “Best Treats & Eats in Texas,” learn about great deals and earn rewards. And remember, new users receive a free mini-Blizzard® Treat just for signing up.

For more than 75 years, DQ restaurants in Texas have been friendly, gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. To be the first to learn about Blizzard of the Month flavors, new product news from the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council or find a store location, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or visit dqtexas.com.

About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 
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 nearly 600 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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Lauren Morgan, Park Place Lexus Grapevine; Jessica Musgrave, Park Place Lexus Grapevine; Patton Garay, Grapevine High School Secondary Teacher of The Year; Ashley Benson, Brandford Elementary Teacher of The Year; Charles Owen, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager; and Tony Carnevale, Grapevine Middle School Paraprofessional of The Year.

Park Place Lexus Grapevine recognized Grapevine – Colleyville Independent School District Teachers of the Year, Ashley Benson and Patton Garay. Benson, a teacher at Brandford Elementary, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year with Garay, a teacher at Grapevine High School recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year.  

The two Grapevine – Colleyville ISD teachers were offered their choice to drive a Lexus IS or NX for the 2023 summer, plus two tickets to a Texas Rangers game with a parking pass and access to the Lexus Lounge that includes an “all you can eat” buffet and drinks of choice. In addition, the teachers will receive four passes to the Dallas Arboretum, a $100 gift card to Southlake Town Square, and a Park Place insulated bag with Park Place swag.

“We love celebrating the teachers who commit their time, energy and resources to ensuring the next generation of leaders get the best opportunity to learn,” said Charles Owen, Park Place Lexus Grapevine General Manager. “What makes our community a great place to live and work begins with the teachers who show up everyday to encourage their students to explore new concepts and topics. We applaud all the teachers at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD for their passion to educate.” 

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 and has been engaged in the community through its support of the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy, and education. Park Place employs more than 1,400 members and operates nine full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Acura, and Sprinter Vans. Park Place BodyWerks Collision Centers in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Plano and the Park Place Auto Auction, round out the company’s offerings. Park Place was acquired in 2020 by Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA. For more information, visit parkplace.com

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Summer Blizzard Treat Menu Features Five Flavors

The NEW Peanut Butter Puppy Chow Blizzard® Treat is the May Blizzard of the Month at DQ restaurants in Texas. “Puppy chow” is the moniker for a popular, old-school-style homemade snack with cereal, melted chocolate and peanut butter. Where’d the name come from? Beats us. 

What we do know is that it’s doggone delicious. And that was all the inspiration needed to create the NEW Peanut Butter Puppy Chow Blizzard Treat. One taste of the crispy peanut butter puppy chow pieces and Choco Chunks, expertly blended with world-famous soft serve and peanut butter topping, and you’ll be howling for more. 

So, if you’re in the mood to sit and stay awhile, head on over to your nearest DQ restaurant in Texas for the Peanut Butter Puppy Chow Blizzard of the Month before it disappears.

In addition to the Peanut Butter Puppy Chow Blizzard, the Summer Blizzard Treat Menu at participating DQ locations includes featuring Blizzard the NEW! Oreo® Brookie; Cotton Candy; S’mores; and Choco-Dipped Strawberry. 

For 75 years, DQ restaurants in Texas have been friendly, gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. 

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 nearly 600 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. 

For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.