We are thrilled to announce Pecan Deluxe Candy Company has been named Purchasing Vendor of the Year by International Dairy Queen Inc., the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is the franchisor of the DQ® restaurant system.
The award was presented at DQ Supply Chain Summit 2023 on September 21 by Sarah Stewart-Schultze, vice president of purchasing at Unified Supply Chain Inc., a subsidiary of IDQ.
“During nearly four decades of partnership with the DQ system, Pecan Deluxe has played an integral role in helping to bring smiles and positive memories to fans who enjoy DQ treats with chocolate chip cookie dough, choco chunks, brownie pieces, and many other Blizzard® Treat inclusions throughout the year,” said Stewart-Schultze. “They have been an incredible vendor, and we thank them for their ongoing commitment to International Dairy Queen, DQ franchise owners and our fans.”
The Purchasing Vendor of the Year award is granted annually to a DQ vendor that goes above and beyond to deliver quality service to franchise owners while serving as a key resource throughout the year. As a provider of Blizzard Treat inclusions to DQ restaurants in the United States, Pecan Deluxe has been a key resource to IDQ and its franchise owners.
“As a family owned company, we pride ourselves on fostering personal relationships with our clients. Our decades-long partnership with International Dairy Queen is a testament to our business culture,” said Jay Brigham, owner and CEO of Pecan Deluxe Candy Company. “We accept this award from International Dairy Queen on behalf of all of us at Pecan Deluxe and we thank them for this recognition and for many years of partnership.”
Pecan Deluxe provides Blizzard Treat inclusions to DQ restaurants and has been serving IDQ and DQ franchise owners for 38 years.
About International Dairy Queen, Inc.
International Dairy Queen, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation and Dairy Queen Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 7,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 20 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Berkshire), which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.