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Local Dairy Queens to offer free combo, mini Blizzard to first responders on National First Responder Day

Posted at 7:31 PM, Oct 24, 2020

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - This National First Responders Day, Dairy Queen is giving back to those who put their lives on the line to keep the community safe.

National First Responders Day, celebrated every October, is a day to recognize local law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen will recognize the day early to give first responders another day to feel appreciated.

On Monday, October 26, all Mid Atlantic locations will offer a free combo and a free mini Blizzard to all first responders in uniform. Local stores will also donate 20% of their sales that day to Vigilant Watch, a local nonprofit dedicated to serving those who serve us.

“The DQ Team knows the commitment that first responders make to the Hampton Roads community. These heroes work in incredibly stressful environments and show their dedication every day. This year, instead of offering them a great deal on October 28 like everyone else, we’re honoring them a couple days early on October 26,” said Matthew Bean, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen.

This will be Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen's third year celebrating National First Responder Day.

The following Dairy Queen stores will be honoring the deal:


  • 200 S. Battlefield Blvd.
  • 943 N. Battlefield Blvd.
  • 4024 Portsmouth Blvd.
  • 3220 Western Branch Blvd.

Virginia Beach

  • 1925 Landstown Centre Way
  • 1585 General Booth Blvd.
  • 1324 Kempsville Rd.
  • 1093 Independence Blvd.


  • 12999 Warwick Blvd., Newport News
  • 219 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton


  • 9636 Granby St.


  • 1418 Armory Dr.


  • 61 W Windsor Blvd.