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Process and Franchise Candidate Attributes

Where Do We Go From Here?

Our franchising and store development process takes an average of 9 to 12 months from inquiry to store opening, depending mostly on the real estate selection and the franchisee's motivation.

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  • Step 1: Request information
  • Step 2: Research and due diligence
  • Step 3: Application process 
  • Step 4: Store construction and management training
  • Step 5: Open your DQ Grill & Chill® or DQ® Orange Julius® location!

What We Look for in Franchisees
What attributes and capabilities make a great DQ® franchisee?

  • Passion and commitment to the brand and the operation of the business to a very high standard
  • Ability to lead, mentor, train and develop a strong team of people
  • The financial and management resources to support the business plan and operation
  • Commitment and ties to the local community that help drive local store marketing efforts
  • Knowledge of the local real estate market and the development process
  • Business acumen and experience
  • Prior restaurant management experience (if principal franchisee doesn’t have this experience, they can partner with or hire someone who does)

For inquiries, contact 1-800-883-4279 or

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