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DQ Launches First Ever Fall Blizzard Menu

This year, the Dairy Queen® system will join in the fall seasonal celebration, kicking off the first day of fall on Saturday, September 22 with the launch of the first-ever Fall Blizzard® Treat Menu, available at participating DQ® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide.

DQ has a Blizzard Treat that pays homage to such festive fall activities as baking a pumpkin pie, making snickerdoodle cookies from scratch, accumulating the most outrageous candy in the trick or treat bag or sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace.

The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company is offering fans five cravable flavors on the Fall Blizzard Treat Menu that are satisfying from the first bite to the last spoonful. New to the DQ menu is the cinnamon sugar Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzard Treat, made with soft Snickerdoodle cookie dough chunks sprinkled with sweet cinnamon and sugar and hand-blended with DQ signature vanilla soft serve. Seasonal fan-favorites on the fall menu are the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat, a smooth and creamy combination of delicious pumpkin pie pieces hand-blended with classic DQ vanilla soft serve, crowned with whipped topping and a touch of nutmeg and the OREO® Hot Cocoa Blizzard Treat, a mix of OREO cookie pieces and rich cocoa fudge hand-blended with creamy vanilla soft serve that’s finished with whipped topping.

Back by popular demand, the DQ system is serving up the Reese’s Outrageous® Blizzard Treat, made with a decadent combination of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups®, crunchy Reese’s Pieces®, creamy peanut butter topping and sweet caramel topping that’s hand-blended with vanilla soft serve, and the popular Dipped Strawberry Blizzard Treat Made With Ghirardelli,®with chunks of silky Ghirardellichocolate and real strawberry topping hand-blended with vanilla soft serve.

“These Blizzard Treat flavors are the perfect transition into the fall season,” said Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Innovation in our Blizzard Treats has always been a point of differentiation for us. From putting a unique twist on a treat that blends hot and cold in our OREO Hot Cocoa Blizzard Treat to creating the perfect blend of cinnamon sugar with a festive seasonal cookie in our new Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Blizzard Treat, we have incredible flavor profilesthat will delight our fans through fall and beyond.”

With a focus on value, the Dairy Queen system also has introduced a new $4 Burger & Blizzard® Treat deal, available now at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations nationwide until the end of September. For $4, fans can choose from a DQ® Cheeseburger or KC BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger to pair with a Mini Blizzard Treat, including flavors on the Fall Blizzard Menu.

Freebies, rewards and special deals are available through the DQ mobile app to thank guests for their loyalty. Fans who simply download and register for the DQ mobile app will receive an offer for a free small Blizzard Treat at participating locations. National weekly exclusive DQ deals on treats, food and beverages, redeemable at participating DQ restaurants in the U.S., excluding Texas, and Canada, also are available on the app.

Brighten Life with Color

by Ariela Wertheimer

Ways to incorporate color into your surroundings to help brighten your mood during the cold winter months

With cold weather well underway for most of the North East, the winter blues can be daunting. As days get shorter and darker, some people may find themselves feeling more tired and lethargic than usual.
As an international artist, I’ve been exposed to different climates and cultures, and I understand how easily a mood can change for the better and energy levels can pick up when bright colors are incorporated into your environment.

When I moved to Tel Aviv in 2013, the new atmosphere encouraged me to look for inspiration around me. The city’s urban rhythm invigorated me with energy to create, photograph, and paint, and elements like fences, construction metals, colors and neon lights served as a type of urban art – a pop art that felt young and fresh.
If you’re not in the city, there are other ways to liven up your environment. Whether it be working vibrant hues into key pieces of your home furnishings, or using a brightly colored paint to create an accent wall in your foyer, colors can help break up the monotony of the long winter months and uplift your mood.

Here are a few more ways to brighten your space:

Pick a Bright Piece of Art to Tie Together a Room: Similar to my Light Box Portraits, colorful art pieces are key to brightening a space. Many artists use bright colors in their work, so find a piece that speaks to you and your tastes.
Use Mirrors to Double the Sunlight in a Room: There is no better friend to a small space than a well-placed mirror. For expanding walls, breaking up visual clutter, or amplifying light, let mirrors be the tool that solves your deign dilemmas.
Shiny Paint or Matte Paint? When choosing your favorite kind of paint, remember to check for the level of shine. The higher the shine, the more durable the paint will be. Oddly enough, glossy walls can create a glare while matte surfaces have the ability to reflect light in every direction.
Pick Bright Paint Colors for Your Walls: Whether you’re wondering what color to paint the office or you’re looking to redesign your living space, the colors you choose are important. Studies have shown that colors have a direct impact on human emotion and behavior. Wall color can actually change how a person perceives temperature.

Specific colors you choose to incorporate into your space can evoke emotional responses. When trying to create a calm environment, blue has always been a favorite color of mine. This is a common solution, as blue is generally used as a soothing and relaxing hue because it’s often affiliated with a clear sky or the sea. Don’t be afraid to use blue in the more stressful areas of your life—like your office.
If you’re looking to develop a more creative atmosphere in your space, then green is your color. Research has linked green with broader thinking and happier thoughts. Allow a positive association with nature to affect your décor and the overall mood in your home. Green is especially great for brightening rooms with mostly neutral tones.
Yellow has always been used to represent the sun and brightness. No need to paint every wall yellow, but use your love for the color to pick out a vase or rug for the center of the room. These accents will enhance a livelier vibe to brighten your days.

Give yourself an energy boost with your décor and your surroundings overall. Like your environment, one of the best things about color is that it is ever-changing. If something doesn’t work for your style, change it. Trial and error is used by artists on an everyday basis. Through my experience, I’ve learned what colors I am drawn to and what accents I find to be appealing. Everyone is different. Let light into your life during the darkest days.

Ariela Wertheimer is an international artist based in Tel Avivi, Israel. She is a member of Israel’s most affluent family, as her family sold their company to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2013 for over $2 billion. Ariela decided to venture away from business and into the art world, as she recently exhibited a Scope Miami, Venice Biennale and is scheduled to exhibit at Artexpo New York later in the spring. Ariela’s art incorporates a range of bright colors and focus on self-reflection – encouraging the viewer to reflect and improve their outlook.