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Join the DQ® system & make memorable moments happen

Why a DQ® Franchise?

We’re an award-winning institution with more than 65 years of franchising experience. And that’s just for starters.

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Store Types & Markets

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) launched the DQ Grill & Chill® concept in 2002 and today we have close to 1,000 DQ Grill & Chill® locations. In 2011, new DQ Grill & Chill® restuarants opened in 28 states. In addition to the DQ Grill & Chill® concept, ADQ also offers DQ® Orange Julius® franchise opportunities for a variety of venues including street, mall and airport.  

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Process & Franchise Candidate Attributes

Opening a franchise can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry–we’ve done this a few times. We’ve broken the process down into five steps.

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Corporate Support

A strong, lasting business relationship is built on communication. Here’s what you can expect from us and vice versa.

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International Opportunities

Today, the Dairy Queen system is one of the largest fast food systems in the world with more than 6,600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and 28 foreign countries. Learn more about the opportunities to grow the DQ brand around the world!

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