Rick De Simone, of Bedford, bought a sweet business back in 1970. That’s the year he purchased Bedford’s Dairy Queen. He’s owned the place ever since and, last week, Matt Dunham, vice president of Dairy Queen of Virginia, came to Bedford to honor him for 40 years in the business.
De Simone’s relationship with Dunham’s family also goes back four decades.
“He signed a contract with my grandfather in 1971,” Dunham said.