Dozens of Diary Queens are closing -- here's the list

  • A Dairy Queen franchisee with 70 locations is filing for bankruptcy.
  • The company plans to close about 29 Dairy Queens in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
  • We have the list of the closures that have been announced.

About 29 Dairy Queen locations are shuttering, after a franchisee files for bankruptcy.

Vasari LLC, which operates about 70 Dairy Queen locations Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. In the filing, the company announced plans to close approximately 29 Dairy Queen locations.

“As many of its restaurants are positioned in prime ‘oil country,’ the Debtor has struggled to survive the far-reaching effects of dramatic declines in oil prices,” the filing reads. “While waiting for oil-industry related jobs to return as oil prices begin to rebound, the Debtor also faced industry pressure from competing businesses.”

The bankruptcy filing further says that many stores were damaged in Hurricane Harvey, and that efforts to keep prices low had slashed profit margins.

As a result, the franchisee has already closed nine locations as of Monday and plans to close roughly 20 more.

Here’s the list of Diary Queens that the franchisee has said are closing:

  • 224 S. Dumas Ave., Dumas, TX 79029
  • 977 East Austin Street, Giddings, TX 78942
  • 1014 South Main Street, Perryton, TX 79070
  • 1243 N. Main, Shamrock, TX 79079
  • 1243 N. Main, Shamrock, TX 79079
  • 1100 N. 4th Ave., Teague, TX 75860
  • 7819 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, OK 74115
  • 298 West 1st, Claude, TX 79019
  • 720 West Gary Blvd., Clinton, OK 73601
  • 2000 S.Commercial Ave, Coleman, TX 76834
  • 1612 N. Frazier St., Conroe, TX 77301
  • 500 W. Broadway, Denver City, TX 79323
  • 200 Main St., Gruver, TX 79039
  • 211 North 1st Street, Haskell, TX 79521-5904
  • 220 West Bender Blvd., Hobbs, NM 88240
  • 217 South Main Street, Lockney, TX 79241
  • 1107 North 7th Street, Merkel, TX 79536
  • 9495 N Owasso Expy, Owasso, OK 74055
  • 601 N. Broadway, Post, TX 79356
  • 1010 Nacogdoches Highway, San Augustine, TX 75972
  • 1005 Railroad, Seagraves, TX 78359
  • 502 E. Texas Ave., Stratford, TX 79084
  • 1010 Houston Street, Wellington, TX 79095

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