munchies.vice.com – A sign on the Dairy Queen location’s door warns customers that they are about to enter a Gross Smell Zone.
Do you enjoy smelling disgusting things? Can you distinguish between a normal chain restaurant scent and a weird one? Do you have a favorite Blizzard flavor? Then a Dairy Queen in Calgary, Canada needs you!
According to that particular DQ’s owner, his store has reeked since the day it opened in January 2015, and, after three years of inhaling an infuriatingly stubborn scent, he’s appealing to the public for their help—and he’s promising a year of weekly free Blizzards in exchange for solving the odorous mystery.
“It smells like natural gas, it smells like propane, rotten eggs,” owner Sujad Bandali, told CBC News about the unexplained smell. As soon as you walk in you get a whiff of it then it kind of disappears.”
Bandali says that after his constant exposure to…… whatever it is all day at work, now he can even smell it when he’s at home. He’s done everything he can think of to try to determine what it could be and where it’s coming from, but nothing has worked so far.
He first called the natural gas company, ATCO, on the restaurant’s opening day. “We went into panic mode because we thought there was a leak,” he said. “We had firefighters come in and ATCO come in a few hours before we were supposed to open for friends and family. They tested everything and everything seemed fine.”
after three years of inhaling an infuriatingly stubborn scent
Three years of smelling rotten eggs?! How the fuck did you stay open, how are people even going in there and still getting ice cream…like that didn’t curtail your appetite for anything creamy?? Why the fuck are you still owning that location?? I just have so many questions.