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29 Dairy Queen Locations in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma Will Close

A typical American childhood includes a few particular things: the first Whataburger grilled cheese, the first ice-cold beer with your dad, and the first Dairy Queen Blizzard you turned upside down to find that it really did stay in that blue cup. The seasonal flavors, whether it was S'mores in the summertime, or Candy Cane Chill in the winter, always delighted you and don't even get us started on the classic vanilla ice cream cone with a hard chocolate shell. If you love classic Americana fast food chains, it just might break your heart to learn that 29 Dairy Queen locations across the Southwest will be closing.

As Business Insider reported, Vasari LLC that operates about 70 Dairy Queen locations in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas filed for bankruptcy. The company, in its bankruptcy filing, stated it would close about 29 Dairy Queen locations. As it turns out, a few of the Texas locations were damaged in Hurricane Harvey and the company cannot afford to fix the storefronts with physical damage on the low prices Dairy Queen serves its customers.

The Dairy Queen franchisee reports that dramatic declines in oil prices have affected profits at many locations in the oil country of Texas. Nine locations have already closed in the Southwest and there are plans for about 20 more. Here is the full list and locations of the closings.

  • 224 S. Dumas Ave., Dumas, TX 79029

  • 977 East Austin Street, Giddings, TX 78942

  • 1014 South Main Street, Perryton, TX 79070

  • 1243 N. Main, Shamrock, TX 79079

  • 1243 N. Main, Shamrock, TX 79079

  • 1100 N. 4th Ave., Teague, TX 75860

  • 298 West 1st, Claude, TX 79019

  • 2000 S.Commercial Ave, Coleman, TX 76834

  • 1612 N. Frazier St., Conroe, TX 77301

  • 500 W. Broadway, Denver City, TX 79323

  • 200 Main St., Gruver, TX 79039

  • 211 North 1st Street, Haskell, TX 79521-5904

  • 217 South Main Street, Lockney, TX 79241

  • 1107 North 7th Street, Merkel, TX 79536

  • 601 N. Broadway, Post, TX 79356

  • 1010 Nacogdoches Highway, San Augustine, TX 75972

  • 1005 Railroad, Seagraves, TX 78359

  • 502 E. Texas Ave., Stratford, TX 79084

  • 1010 Houston Street, Wellington, TX 79095

  • 7819 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, OK 74115

  • 720 West Gary Blvd., Clinton, OK 73601

  • 9495 N Owasso Expy, Owasso, OK 74055

  • 220 West Bender Blvd., Hobbs, NM 88240

Are any of your local stores on this list? It's a sad day for Texans everywhere.

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