Date
24 January 2017
British actress Emily Blunt can have all the ice cream and desserts she wants after she fumbled a quiz on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Photo: Internet
British actress Emily Blunt can have all the ice cream and desserts she wants after she fumbled a quiz on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Photo: Internet

Buffett firm to UK actress: Have a free ice cream for life

Not many people know Warren Buffett sells ice cream.

Well, he owns Dairy Queen, a chain of popular US ice cream and fast-food shops.

But British actress Emily Blunt, a newly naturalized American citizen, has never heard of it, so on an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she fumbled a quiz.

The question: What does DQ stand for?

The actress didn’t know the answer even as someone off-camera pantomimed licking an ice cream cone.

But that’s alright. Dairy Queen took it gamely.

“We’d like to invite Miss Blunt to lunch or dinner at Dairy Queen as many times as she’d like to come to celebrate her American citizenship,” Barry Westrum, the restaurant chain’s executive vice president of marketing, said in a statement quoted by Bloomberg.

“We hope she’ll take us up on our offer so she’ll always remember what DQ stands for.”

This isn’t the first time Dairy Queen capitalized on a celebrity reference.

In 2012, the company invited college football star Johnny Manziel to try working at one of its stores after talk show host David Letterman advised the quarterback to quit football and open a DQ location.

Mark Cuban, owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, accepted DQ’s challenge to manage a Texas store in 2002 after saying he wouldn’t hire the NBA’s supervisor of officials to run a Dairy Queen.

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