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Shane McAuliffe with The Texas Bucket List enjoying a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar


Fans Can Meet Shane McAuliffe and Get a Free DQ Treat Monday, August 29


The cast and crew of the award-winning television program The Texas Bucket List is heading to the Dairy Queen in Pasadena on Monday, August 29. And they’re all fired up about meeting and greeting fans and sharing their enjoyment of the iconic brand’s many mouthwatering treats and eats.


“Dairy Queen restaurants in Texas are truly iconic,” says Shane McAuliffe, host of The Texas Bucket List. “We’re looking forward to visiting with our shared fans in Houston. What makes this visit special is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Texas Dairy Queens and the season premiere of The Texas Bucket List on September 3.”


Fans of The Texas Bucket List and Dairy Queen can meet Shane McAuliffe and enjoy a complimentary Dilly® Bar, DQ® Sandwich or StarKiss Bar for the first 150 people at the Dairy Queen on 4757 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena on Monday, August 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Several lucky attendees will be eligible to win $25 gift cards along with other give aways.


The Texas Bucket List spotlights cultural touchpoints throughout the Lone Star State, including offbeat museums, restaurants, businesses and, of course, quirky, larger-than-life Texans. Hosted by storyteller Shane McAuliffe, the half-hour program airs in 22 Texas media markets, including Houston.


“The partnership with The Texas Bucket List beautifully aligns our shared core audiences,” says Lou Romanus, CEO of TDQOC. “Our customers respect our state’s grand traditions and history, which make up the program’s storytelling focus. We’re incredibly proud to work with Shane and his talented cast and crew as they tell stories about Texas and Texans.” 


About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council 

There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes more than 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

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