If a business makes a promise, they’d sure as heck better follow through with it.
Since its debut in 1985, the signature Dairy Queen Blizzard has become a fan favorite. In its first year alone, DQ sold more than 100 million Blizzards. Starting at that time, a popular and puzzling policy—though up to the discretion of franchise owners—has been to flip the Blizzard upside down before serving it to show how thick and cold the concoction is. Should the worker fail to do this—or should the ice cream fall out of the cup—the customer is entitled to one free Blizzard. What a concept!
Of course, the Blizzard doesn’t always hold up for the employee, leading to some pretty disastrous (and delicious) situations. People who actually witnessed these upside down blizzard fails shared their stories.
I worked at a DQ for a while in high school. Sometimes when you blend a blizzard, depending on the toppings, you can get holes in the cup. If it’s not busy you can just remake it or put it in a new cup. But it was busy that night so the person who made the blizzard just dropped the cup into another cup and forgot to tell me. I was working drive thru, when I went to hand it out I turned it upside down like always and the original cup fell out onto the ground. The people in the car thought it was hilarious.. (PlsTrustMeImNotRobot)
technically the ice cream didn’t fall out tho
didn’t make no promise that a cup would stay inside another cup! (Tsugua354)
Had a really stoned cashier at DQ once do that with my ice cream cone. Dumped my ice cream all over the counter (hobesmart)
Really bad, The DQ near my house growing up had issues from time to time with their blizzard machine and they thought they had it back up and running… the employee poured mine and it was obviously not thick enough. His manager walked up and asked why he wasn’t turning it upside down. The employee tried to explain that it would spill and the manager interrupted and said if he didn’t do it he would be fired. The look on the employees face made it very clear that I had just walked in on the end of a very long feud. He turned the cup upside down and it spilled all over the counter, he threw his hat into the puddle and walked out. I did not get a free blizzard. (Meepweep)