International Dairy Queen Opens Newest International Location in the United Arab Emirates

MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), has officially re-launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of a DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant. The UAE is now the 26th country outside the U.S. and Canada with a DQ® presence.

“Through our partnership with Bajco Gulf, LLC, we are bringing our renowned menu and quality service to the residents and visitors of the United Arab Emirates,” said John Gainor, Chief Executive Officer of International Dairy Queen, Inc. “We see a tremendous growth opportunity in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) in the Middle Eastern region as we continue to build our DQ global brand presence.”

Bajco Gulf, LLC will open its first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at the Al Naeem Mall, located in the Ras Al Khamah (RAK) region of the United Arab Emirates as part of a multi-unit development agreement. Bajco Gulf, LLC is scheduled to develop a minimum of 20 new locations across the territory over the next five years.

The new restaurant features the full DQ Grill & Chill menu including the fan favorite Flamethrower GrillBurger®, chicken strip baskets, sandwiches and salads. The menu will also include DQ signature treats and beverages, such as the iconic Blizzard® Treat, soft-serve cones with the curl on top, sundaes and DQ Cakes.

The new UAE restaurant opens during the DQ system’s 75th anniversary year.

The DQ system has nearly 6,500 locations, 1,443 of which are outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the DQ system, visit

About ADQ:

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of nearly 6,500 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 26 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit