If you asked Wichita which Dairy Queen is the best in town, I’d wager to say that the 849 S Poplar St. near Lincoln and Grove would get the most votes. It’s been a longtime favorite in the city for many years. Nicknamed “The Little Dairy Queen”, it has been locally owned since 1987 by Richard Barrett. He has had an incredible run with Dairy Queen and celebrated his 45th year as a DQ operator back in 2020. 

Barrett and “The Little Dairy Queen” was also featured on Hatteberg’s People many years ago.

And soon Richard Barrett will be celebrating his 90th birthday. Reaching nine decades is a moment worth celebrating, and employees at his restaurant want to go big for his special day.

His staff posted on the location’s Facebook page requesting people to send in cards to shower him with words of appreciation.

If you want to buy a card, make a card, send in a picture, write a memory or any words of appreciation and love for Barrett’s years of service in the restaurant industry, now is the time to do so.

If you’d like to participate, you can send all cards to:

Dairy Queen
849 S. Poplar
Wichita, KS 67211

For more, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

 


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