Marsupial Miracle

Kangaroo, the Sanford, N.C.-based operator of 1,650 convenience stores in the southeastern U.S., was a recent participant in the third annual Dairy Queen “Miracle Treat Day” aimed at raising money for the nonprofit Children’s Miracle Network.

Kangaroo is a franchisee of seven Dairy Queen locations as well.

The c-store operator was one of thousands of Dairy Queen franchisees that participated in the Miracle Treat Day on Aug. 7. Kangaroo donated proceeds from every Blizzard sold to a local member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network, which helps to save and improve the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals.

During last year’s Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queens throughout the U.S. and Canada raised more than $4 million, with all the proceeds staying in local communities.

“Miracle Treat Day is a source of great pride for the Dairy Queen System,” said George Fougeron, president of Interstate Dairy Queen Corporation. “I’ve seen firsthand the great work done by CMN for children. It’s a good feeling to team up with the local community to be part of such a worthwhile effort.”

Interstate Dairy Queen Corporation is a territory operator of American Dairy Queen, and owns development rights along many interstate highways throughout the country. Along with developing freestanding units, Interstate Dairy Queen Corporation actively develops within c-stores and travel centers and has layout options that can accommodate most situations.

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