Well I’ve gotta move some things around a bit and even though I can only buy a few hundred[:D]shares, I figured it was as good an investment as any.
I was recently in Port Charlotte, Fla and tried a DQ burger.My first ever.
DQ burger got my attention but that wasn’t the end of my thoughts( what am I missing?), so ! I tried a hot dog also.
Both were the worst I have ever had from a fast food outlet.
I couldn’t believe it. They were micro zapped.
Buns soggy, meat burn your mouth hot(but cooled fast) even the pickles were microwaved hot.
But I was hungry, so endured.But never again.
One share of BRKA is $140,000…or 70,000 Blizzards
Our DQ stopped serving the butterscotch dip cones (what a bummer) as it was one of my fav. The one here makes great chicken tenders, very meaty and crunchy on the outside but their honey mustard sauce stinks. Their slaw dog is OK but the hamburgers suck. They have a drive-thru and it good for when I have the grandkids and they like the small chocolate dip cones.
I learned something about DQ last week. I’m preparing to buy some shares of Berkshire Hathaway and I discovered that DQ is one of their subsidiaries. I guess Warren Buffet loves those blizzards.[:)]
We have had 2 DQ’s close because corporate wanted them to upgrade to braziers, and they wanted to remain just the soft serve stand (March-Mid October)
We have 1 remaining soft serve only place, it is a sign of spring when they open for the season. Nothing in the world like the first of the season DQ soft serve cone.
I’ve had many a blizzard, but I never once ordered warm food from a DQ.
"The newer stores…The ones Paul refers to in his post, Use the term "Brazier"……."
Al, I don’t think it’s a new term. I remember the "Brazier" term from a long time ago. I believe the DQs had 2 set-ups, with the Brazier foods and those that just had the Bar-B-Q and hot dogs. Cost a lot more to have the Brazier set-up. I recall a DQ owner telling me this at least 15 years ago. There’s a battle starting between DQ and their franchisees. DQ wants the franchisees to do a bunch of new upgrades that cost an arm and a leg and the franchisees are claiming that they can’t change the franchise agreement that drastically. Details are on the BlueMauMau site.
The small, seasonally open (March-November) DQ Brazier near me cooks the burgers on a griddle. Same with the bigger DQ Grill and Chill (open all year) about 10 miles away
The 1/2 Pound Flamethrower Grill Burger doesn’t sound so bad. I wonder how they cook the burgers?
The newer stores…The ones Paul refers to in his post, Use the term "Brazier" on their Marque and all their advertising in this area. They are trying to get a larger
market share of the Burger Market…and step beyond being a "soft-serve stand". They do have several variations of their Burgers on the menu.
My personal opinion is that DQ has kicked it up a notch. I really enjoy their soft serve ice cream dipped in chocolate or butterscotch.
Their new facilities are very nice.
Paul E. Smith
My younger brother used to have the same pronunciation issues with "brazier".
A couple of times a year I’ll get a craving for a foot-long hot dog with chili and cheese. I don’t think any of the other FF places around here have such a menu item so DQ wins by default.
I do recall Braziers in N.J. as being valid when they first arrived.
The Franchise DQ IN the city of Detroit doesn’t offer Brazier bugers, but the locations in the immediate surrounding suburbs do. They’re pretty decent up here.
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