No shirt, no shoes, no service — a phrase common across the food and beverage industry. But no dogs? That’s a phrase that multiple chain restaurants don’t have in their vocabulary. In fact, these nine restaurants offer everything from sweet biscuit treats to canine-friendly hamburger patties. Next time you visit one of the following chains, you can pick up something for your canine companion as well.
Note: While these are treats created for your pet, they should be consumed in moderation. Some of these items include dairy, sugar, or fat which can cause stomach aches or weight gain. While it is OK for dogs to have a little milk, owners should be cognizant of the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
America may run on Dunkin’, but when you are in the drive-thru with your cuddly companion, ask the staff for a puppy latte — whipped cream in a cup. And if you want to sit and stay awhile, ask them for dog treats.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the famous Puppuccino. All you have to do is ask your barista for the lick-able treat, which is made out with a small amount of espresso and whipped cream.
This chain started out as a hot dog vendor in the middle of New York’s Madison Square Park, which includes a well-visited dog hangout for furry friends. In honor of its roots, this chain features a “For Dogs” menu on their website, but when visiting, ask for a Pooch-ini. This small dessert includes dog biscuits and vanilla custard. Owners can also pick up a Bag O’ Bones which is a bag of five dog biscuits made by New York’s Bocce’s Bakery. “Shake Shack’s dog menu is available at all Shake Shacks except stadiums, ballparks, airports, and international outposts,” the company’s website states.
This cupcake and dessert chain started out as a Beverly Hills bakery in 2005, but in 2012 created the first cupcake ATM. Now, their menu includes sweet treats for dogs. Pupcakes, made out of sugar, egg whites, and buttermilk, also come in a sugar-free version. These small cupcakes are topped with yogurt frosting.
Known for their fresh custard, Culver’s offers dog biscuits. If you drive thru specific locations, you can ask them for a little extra treat. Their milk bone will come with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but make sure to enjoy it in moderation.
A rival of frozen custard, but known for its famous Blizzard, Dairy Queen also offers Pup Cups. Similar to the others in this list, it includes a dog treat smack dab in the middle of vanilla ice cream.
This Southwest and Pacific Coast chain offers a couple of options for your furry friend. The first is a pup patty, which is a salt-free burger. The second, Flying Dutchman, consists of two beef patties with a slice of cheese. Your pooch will have you flying across the country to have a taste.
Does Dairy Queen Have Pup Cups?
Yes, Dairy Queen serves pup cups – at participating locations. You’ll have to find out if your local Dairy Queen is among them. It’s as easy as asking when you make your Dairy Queen order. You can even get free pup cups on special days of the year, such as National Puppy Day.
What exactly is in the Dairy Queen pup cup? The Dairy Queen pup cup contains about a half-cup of vanilla soft serve ice cream served in a cup and topped with a dog biscuit. Cute, right?
In addition to Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts serves pup cups filled with whipped cream. Other restaurants that serve dog treats include Shake Shack, In-N-Out, Culver’s, Johnny Rockets, and Chick-fil-A.
“In general, dogs are more sensitive to dairy than we are,” says Laura Robinson, DVM and veterinary advisor to Pawp. She advises sticking to plain vanilla, like the soft serve Dairy Queen uses in the pup cup, or fruit sorbet flavors in small servings. Monitor their behavior the first time you give them ice cream to see if they have a reaction that could point to lactose intolerance: bloating, gas, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Theres nothing quite like a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Heck, ice cream sounds appetizing no matter the season. And with fast food chains like Dairy Queen serving up soft serve seven days a week, you dont have to look too far to satisfy your sweet tooth. But what about your pup? Can dogs share your ice cream on a sunny (or rainy) afternoon?
Enter the Dairy Queen secret dog menu. Yes, DQ has a secret menu, and yes, it includes a special dish just for pups! So load your dog into the car and head straight for the Dairy Queen drive thru for one of the coolest menu hacks yet: the pup cup. Daily Paws very own TikTok celebrity Kiba recently tested out the DQ secret menu item, and he seemed to wholeheartedly approve:
The DQ secret menu pup cup is a small dish of plain Dairy Queen soft serve topped with a dog biscuit. And the best part? Its free! Now you can indulge in a cotton candy blizzard for yourself and walk away with a cool treat for your dog, too—at no additional charge.
Remember that even the healthiest dog needs moderation—sweet frozen treats have excess sugar and calories that should be reserved for special occasions. So whether your dog is celebrating a birthday or surviving a vet visit, swing by your local Dairy Queen to grab a pup cup and share a special treat with your beloved pooch. Want more tips like these? Follow Daily Paws on TikTok for other secret dog menus and pet parent hacks!
What is a Dairy Queen Pup Cup?
Dairy Queen’s “Pup Cup” is a small serving of vanilla soft-serve ice cream with a dog biscuit on top. It’s not listed on the menu because the ice cream isn’t made for dogs, so advertising it that way can be a liability if it makes a dog sick.
At most stores, the Pup Cup is free upon request. However, most Dairy Queens are independently-owned, so they may charge a small fee or choose not to serve it. But most locations are happy to give your pup one of these secret treats.
Even though it’s not listed on the menu, you can go to most Dairy Queens and ask for a “Pup Cup” to get this tasty treat. If an employee is unsure what a Pup Cup is, you can tell them that it’s a swirl of soft-serve ice cream with a dog biscuit.
If the location near you doesn’t offer Pup Cups for whatever reason, you can still order a small scoop of vanilla to share with your dog.
How much are pup Cups at Dairy Queen?
Does Dairy Queen give dogs free ice cream?
Does Dairy Queen have stuff for dogs?
Ask your cashier for a Pup Cup the next time you’re at Dairy Queen with your dog and you’ll receive a free small-serving of vanilla soft serve ice cream.