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The Dairy Queen restaurant, located 1413 N. Eighth St. in Vandalia, recently received a PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence) award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.
“We feel honored to have received such a prestigious award,” said owners Dana and Jason Warner. “We and our staff work hard to keep our restaurant at a high level of cleanliness to ensure that we provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers.”
The award is given out once a year to those stores that demonstrate PRIDE by maintaining the Dairy Queen system’s standard of cleanliness and food safety. Every restaurant that meets those standards will receive the award.
This is the second year for the award, and last year, 15 percent of restaurants in the Dairy Queen and Orange Julius system received it. The award is delivered at the time of the PRIDE assessment, which can occur anytime throughout the year.
The Warners received immediate recognition for their achievement in the form of a framed certificate with a picture of the crew working at the time of the assessment.
International Dairy Queen (IDQ) is headquartered in Minneapolis. It develops licenses and services a system of more than 5,600 Dairy Queen stores in the United States, Canada and other countries.