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(I'm not sure whether 'Dairy Queen' is quitting. Maybe they are only closing certain stores.)

Because of competition.

Each institute should update itself periodically. They have to get feedback from the customers and must innovate.

Competition from others, lack of interest to a product from the newer generations & advanced alternatives - These are the things make a company go bankrupt.

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I've wondered about them for a while. There is only one left around here now that I know of. I've read a couple of articles about them filing for bankruptcy.

It's a shame as they had decent food and great sundaes.


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Oh Tink, no no no I hope not!!!

...although I don't remember seeing any around here where I live in SW Washington State now, but we had them in Des Moines, Iowa!

However, it was right near here, in the small timber town of Raymond, Washington maybe 1952 or so, that I clearly remember now my very first brain freeze ever in life, at a Dairy Queen there after a movie...some time ago I even found online a photo of that movie theater, because it is now on the national register of historic buildings.

So if I can find the photo again, I will come back and post it for you, because this is important I am sure you will agree! :)

(The local tavern there in Raymond, much beloved of the loggers, was known as "The Bloody Bucket," but I never found a photo online of that...lots of fist fighting went on there, loggers letting off steam.)

At that time 1952, I think the theater was called THE TOKAY.

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Is this it?

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http://raymondtheater.org/about/

Yes, I used to get brain freeze too, from slurping down milk shakes or eating ice cream too fast. :D
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Tink you have found it, both the photo and the article, yes that is it!

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I'm glad they preserved it!

And Raymond has some fascinating sculptures too!

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Tink I don't even recognize those...guess I need to revisit my old stompin' grounds more... ;)

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The holes in the skirt of the front left statue look like they may be shaped like marijuana plant leaves?!

Must be New Age art. :D

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Tink, yes that may be in Raymond WA...but I will have to see it with mine own eyes, because Raymond has always been very conservative, 'dear hearts and gentle people'...LONG time since I have done more than pass through, my uncle and auntie retired into a small apartment there...but I cannot even imagine the good folk of Raymond installing something like that!

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Well, it seems the metal statuary began in about 1993, much of it animal cutouts, but human figures too.

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/16268

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Well I am certainly impressed, you now know Raymond better than I do Sister O'Tink...

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Well, not really... all I know about Raymond is those statues, and I only saw pictures of some of them on the internet. :D

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Well I never even knew about them...until you, and I am still not sure I really believe they are actually there! But it's only maybe 50 miles from where I live now, maybe I go take a look for myself...:)

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Mmm...ok.

Let me know what you find. :)

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I hope not.  I really like their food, especially the sundaes .... but the closest one is a couple of towns away.  It's a treat when I do go there. :)

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Same here...  the nearest one to us is a good 10 miles away. There used to be one much closer, but it closed. :(

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They may have certain business problems.
You found this news on Pocket which I use.
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Hi Kninjanin,

Well I am coming to SOLVED and checking every day now...so glad you found me and showed me the way here, you left the good links for me to find this again.

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@ Kninjanin, I think it may be that many of the small towns in which Dairy Queens are located are losing population, and there are no longer enough customers.

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Last time I was there, there's a Dairy Queen in Laramie that seems to be doing well. That's a ways from me to drive to but the food is always pretty good.

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You are in Wyoming then Hitman? I spent 18 months traveling through the USA west of the Rockies, and Wyoming I loved very much...

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Yes, that's where we live. In the Southeastern part near Medicine Bow. Wife was born and raised in Maine, so the cold doesn't bother her in the least. We like it here although I'm a hot weather person, it's a decent compromise.

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