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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Dairy Queen Serving Orange Julius Beverages
If your family likes Dairy Queen but you'd rather than an Orange Julius, you're in luck. Dairy Queen is rolling out Orange Julius smoothies and those original frothy drinks to all DQ locations in the U.S. and Canada. The roll-out will be complete by November, according to a press release. Currently more than 800 DQ Julius stores in the U.S. and Canada, mostly mall locations, carry Orange Julius beverages.
International Dairy Queen, Inc. acquired the Orange Julius concept in 1987, but the popular brand has been around for more than 85 years. The original began with Julius Freed, who operated an orange juice stand in Los Angeles. His friend Bill Hamlin liked oranges, but they upset his stomach. So Bill decided to blend his orange juice with ingredients that made it less acidic. Bill introduced the drink to Julius who then began selling the frothy, delicious beverage to customers. Soon fans were shouting, "Give me an orange, Julius!" Sales escalated, and the name of an original was born.