The first Dairy Queen opened in Joliet, Illinois in 1940. For many years Dairy Queens were the only fast food place in many cities before the advent of McDonalds, Burger Chef, Burger King and many other fast food places.
2010 is not only the 70th anniversary of Dairy Queen but also is the 25th anniversary of the Blizzard. The Blizzard is my favorite ice cream treat especially any Blizzard that has pecans.
I can remember the Dairy Queen close to the L&A railroad track in Pineville and many fast food places have opened in the same spot over the years since the Dairy Queen moved to another site on Main Street and is now located adjacent to Pineville Park Baptist Church.
We don’t have a Dairy Queen nearby in Knoxville so we haven’t been to one lately here but I am really missing the steak finger baskets so may have to see if the steak finger baskets in Knoxville taste as good as the ones in Pineville, Louisiana.