For a couple years now, Dairy Queen has sweetened up the first day of spring with Free Cone Day, the time of year when patrons can enjoy a free ice cream cone just by showing up as soon as the flowers start to bloom. Unfortunately, Dairy Queen has made some changes to Free Cone Day this year.
Last week, Dairy Queen released a statement postponing Free Cone Day for 2020. Of course, we’ll miss that free vanilla soft serve, but it’s important to help prevent the spread of coronavirus right now.
What Happened to Free Cone Day?
The first day of spring has signaled Free Cone Day for plenty of DQ fans since 2015, but this year, we’ll be indulging a little differently. Dairy Queen is taking caution to the max when it comes to keeping customers safe, and that means postponing Free Cone Day for the time being. The food holiday closest to our hearts was set for Thursday, March 19, and the postponement includes all locations in the US, Canada and Mexico.
While it’s sad news for those of us who were craving a free cone this year, there’s a silver lining. Dairy Queen hasn’t canceled Free Cone Day; it’s just postponed for now. You can expect to see Dairy Queen serving up the goods at a later date, and we’ll let you know when they confirm it.
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You Can Still Get Your Fill of DQ
Dairy Queen is taking some extra precautions while we all practice social distancing, but the ice cream giant won’t be closing its doors. DQ is instead focusing on keeping their restaurants squeaky clean, enforcing new handwashing policies to protect both their customers and their employees.
If you’d rather stay inside, you can always get your Dairy Queen fix courtesy of delivery apps like Uber Eats and Postmates. KFC is even offering free delivery when you order using Grubhub through April 26, so don’t be afraid to fulfill your fried chicken cravings, too!
Psst! Here’s why grocery delivery is a good idea this week.