Dairy Queen, also known as DQ, is a massive chain of stores that sell fast food along with soft serve ice-cream. I wanted to try the latter, but ended up trying the former. I blame the weather. There’s almost 5,000 stores across the world, so it’s not the type of place you need to seek out. We sought it for a quick bite whilst making our way to the mall on foot. We had one order of the potato skins, and another of the pretzels. There was only one staff member on so the poor thing was running around trying to dispense our snacks whilst serving others. Fortunately, the food is indeed fast and it doesn’t take long for it all to be over.
And I was pleasantly surprised with both offerings. The freshly-baked-in-minutes pretzel is nothing short of food wizardry. The fried potato had an intoxicatingly tasty array of cheeses and bacon bits. And is fried. If anything, Dairy Queen is best known for their Blizzards: this McFlurry-like dessert which is so thick it doesn’t drip when inverted. And yeah, they do flip it when they give it to you to prove as such. Hopefully with warmer climates next time, I’ll get to try one.