Dairy Queen Cancels Free Cone Day, Customers Have a Meltdown
No Free Cone Day in El Paso this year?! You’ve gone too far now, coronavirus.
Dairy Queen announced that the annual first day of spring giveaway won’t be happening this year in order to keep both their workers and the public safe.
"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," the company said in a statement.
Oh, well. I wouldn't stand in a line for an hour just to save a buck fifty ... said no one in El Paso ever!
The chain has no plans to move it to a later date or offer an alternative like IHOP, which recently canceled its annual pancake freebie day and instead turned it into a month long promotion for its club members.
"We look forward to bringing back Free Cone Day in 2022 and celebrating our fans in a sweet way," the company's post continued. “From all of us at DQ, thank you for understanding.”
While most get that we continue to be at risk and precautions still need to be taken, not everyone was sympathetic or supportive. Post comments were littered with shade, sarcasm, and entitlement.
These are but a few:
“so I can pay for one during covid but not get a free one?”
“What does giving free cones away have to do with covid...this is so ridiculous”
“No free cone but please continue coming through the drive thru to purchase your burgers and fries”
“Wait, you can serve food and serve paid for ice cream cones all day long. But free cone day is a hazard”
“Safety? Well if that’s the case why not stay closed till ‘22?”
I guess not only do we scream for ice cream, when it’s no longer free we complain too.