‘Texas Bucket List’ to Visit El Paso Dairy Queen
Texas Bucket List is a show with a title that is pretty self-explanatory. There's a list of things you should try in Texas before you die and apparently a Dairy Queen in El Paso is on that list.
The first 200 fans of the show will be able to meet show host Shane McAuliffe and get a complimentary mini Blizzard, a small cone, a Dilly Bar or a DQ Sandwich from 4 to 6 p.m. May 20 at the Dairy Queen at 12920 Edgemere Blvd.
McAuliffe spoke about Dairy Queen and Texas saying:
Dairy Queen restaurants in Texas are truly iconic. Thanks to this partnership, we’re looking forward to visiting with our shared fans and friends as we travel throughout the state.
If you aren't familiar with it though, Dairy Queen was actually started in Illinois back in 1940. However, according to the Dairy Queen Wikipedia page, here is the link to Texas and what makes Dairy Queen special in Texas.
Most locations in Texas, including those which otherwise resemble the Brazier or DQ Grill & Chill formats, use a separate hot food menu branded as Texas Country Foods. Among other differences, "Hungr-Buster" burgers are available in place of the Brazier and GrillBurger offerings. Other food offerings not found outside Texas include the "Dude" chicken-fried steak sandwich, steak finger country baskets, T-Brand tacos, and a one-half pound double meat hamburger, the "BeltBuster".
Texas is home to the largest number of Dairy Queens in the U.S. All Texas Dairy Queen restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council (TDQOC) runs a separate marketing website from the national website. Bob Phillips, host of the popular Texas syndicated television series Texas Country Reporter, was for many years the DQ spokesman in Texas, as the restaurant was a co-sponsor of the program at the time.