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Dairy Queen Restaurants in Texas Debut the Cheesy Dude Sandwich

Two innovative offerings – one all-new, another a returning fan favorite – will be on the menu for a limited time at DQ® restaurants in Texas. And both are all about the steak. Chicken fried. And the cheese. Pepper Jack, to be precise. 

First up – the all-new Cheesy Dude® sandwich is a crispy, crunchy chicken fried steak sandwich topped with two slices of not-too-spicy, not-too-mild, just-right Pepper Jack cheese. The chicken fried steak sandwich is infused with more Pepper Jack cheese and topped with crispy lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and creamy salad dressing on a toasted bun. This new Cheesy Dude is unlike anything else – a hearty offering sure to tantalize Texas taste buds. 

Next, the return of the Cheesy Steak Finger Country Basket®. Crisp and tender, crunchy and satisfying, our Cheesy Steak Fingers generated so much buzz last year we brought this spicy variation of our classic Steak Fingers back to all the fans who clamored for more. Cheesy Steak Fingers are infused with creamy Pepper Jack and served with crispy fries, Texas toast and ranch dressing. They are delectable, pure Texas delight.  

“The taste and variety of our flagship chicken fried steak offerings are unbeatable,” said Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operator’s Council. “Only found in Texas, we are confident the bold flavor of Pepper Jack cheese, paired with our new Cheesy Dude and our Cheesy Steak Finger Country Basket, will absolutely delight our fans.” 

The Cheesy Dude and the Cheesy Steak Finger Country Basket are available at participating DQ restaurants in Texas April 25 through June 12, while supplies last. 

Fans can keep up with all the innovative ways to quench their cravings with “The Best Treats & Eats in Texas” in the DQ® Texas mobile app.

Celebrating 75 years in the Lone Star state, DQ restaurants in Texas are friendly gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. Fans can share their favorite stories and photos about any one of their neighborhood DQ restaurants in Texas by visiting

There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators' Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. 

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Monday, April 25, 2022