Dairy Queen Statistics and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

Dairy Queen Statistics and Facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Dairy Queen statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Dairy Queen Statistics and FactsPlease note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Dairy Queen stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%

Dairy Queen Facts

  • Website: dairyqueen.com
  • Year Founded: 1940
  • Founder: John McCullough
  • Headquarters: Edina, MN
  • CEO: Troy Bader
  • Dairy Queen Parent Company: Berkshire Hathaway
  • Dairy Queen Subsidiaries: Orange Julius and Karmelkorn

Dairy Queen Statistics

Number of Dairy Queen restaurants:

7,000 restaurants

Last updated 3/11/21

Dairy Queen restaurants by region:

Last updated 9/2/19

Number of countries Dairy Queen has restaurants in:

20 countries

Last updated 3/11/21

Number of Dairy Queen franchisees:


Last updated 9/2/19

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  • Restaurant Counts
  • Geography
  • Employees
  • History
  • Revenue
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

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