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Dairy Queen cancels 2021 Free Cone Day

Posted February 21, 2021 9:52 a.m. EST
Updated February 21, 2021 2:49 p.m. EST

Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone (photo courtesy Dairy Queen)

Dairy Queen has announced that the annual Free Cone Day event has been canceled again this year due to safety concerns during the pandemic.

The event is held every year in March and allows customers to get a free cone with no purchase. They usually accept donations for a charitable cause during the event, as well. The event was also canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

In a post on their Facebook page and a message on their website, the company shared, "As spring approaches, we all look forward to Free Cone Day, an event that attracts long lines at our restaurants. Given the state of COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event with your safety and the safety of our crew members in mind. We look forward to bringing back Free Cone Day in 2022 and celebrating our fans in a sweet way. From all of us at DQ®, thank you for understanding."

See the details regarding the 2021 cancellation on the Dairy Queen website.

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