The owners of an Arizona Dairy Queen are making an offer to the individuals believed to have taken a 15-foot-tall red spoon from the exterior of a Phoenix restaurant.
The Phoenix Police Department responded to a call reporting the theft of a spoon statue from a Dairy Queen store located at 51st Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix. According to authorities, the statue was taken between Friday and Saturday morning.
“We just opened on March 6, and we were all excited,” Raman Kalra, owner of the Dairy Queen, said. “Everybody was taking these Instagram pictures in front of the spoon [up] until the time the spoon got stolen. I say, ‘Oh, what happened to the restaurant?’ We were only open about 20 days when it got stolen.”
Kalra continued, “That morning, our store manager, Salvador, called [the police], reporting the theft. He drove around the neighborhood to see if somebody just left it around there. But, he couldn’t find it, then he called the police.”
According to Amie Hoffner, the corporate communications director for Dairy Queen, the large “DQ spoon” is exclusively found on the exteriors of the newest restaurants that have been constructed or refurbished in recent times.
Nevertheless, the owners is pleading to get the prop back and is offering a reward for its return.
“We just want them to bring the spoon back and as a reward, they can have one of every Blizzard treat flavor on a new summer menu,” the owner said.”The whole neighborhood is waiting for it to come back.”