Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Opening Day, 1983

It’s the story of a TRUE New Orleans Original.

Here’s the story of how we pushed the frozen daiquiri beyond the blender and launched a million go cups. 25 million per year to be exact.

The year was 1983 and in Louisiana, a pioneer named David Briggs Jr. was introducing the world to his frozen daiquiris, passing out samples on Bourbon Street and starting a frozen beverage phenomenon. 

From these humble beginnings—a few innovative chilling machines and twenty tasty flavors—grew a formidable frozen drink empire.


Fat Tuesday revolutionized the frozen drink business by developing a variety of premium frozen drink products that could be prepared quickly and consistently, creating a profitable franchise opportunity.  The frozen drink model has proven to be a successful opportunity for our current franchise family, with few demographic and geographic boundaries.

DAQ inc, our family owned New Orleans based frozen daiquiri company, has now grown to more than 70 company and franchise locations across the continent. You can find us wherever someone needs an instant vacation, quick pick-me-up or infusion of fun. 

Riverwalk, New Orleans

Present Day

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