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DQ Grill & Chill®

Our flagship concept: 

Excite and satisfy guests with our full line of famous treats and fresh food menu items. Strike the perfect balance between yesterday and today by featuring on-trend food favorites while preserving our legendary heritage.

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What’s on the menu?:

Lunch and dinner are done right with delicious, unique food items, like made-to-order quarter- and half-pound GrillBurgers™, Chicken Strip Baskets, DQ® Bakes!™ Hot Sandwiches and snack melts as well as our hard-to-resist DQ soft serve favorites - like our signature Blizzard® Treats, MooLatté® frozen blended coffee beverages, DQ Bakes!™ Hot Desserts, DQ® Cakes and our select Orange Julius® beverages.

A Welcoming Atmosphere:

Welcome guests with a stylish décor that sets a DQ® location apart from the typical quick-service restaurant. The restaurant features a modern open-air grill, separate “Grill” and “Chill” sections, comfortable booths, large wooden tables, warm lighting and music. Seat 72 guests inside and 20 on an attractive outdoor patio.

Dairy Queen Grill and Chill prototype floorplan

Location, location, location:

The typical DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is a freestanding facility. Based on special market circumstances, other venues can be considered.


Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty Fee: 4%
Marketing Fee: 5 – 6%
Term: 20 years
Investment Range: $1,083,525 – $1,850,425
Liquid Capital Requirement: $400,000
Net Worth Requirement: $750,000 (for a single unit; multi-unit requirements are higher)
Certified DQ Managers: 3
Building Size: 2,612 sq ft
Lot Size: 38,736 sq ft
Minimum frontage: 144 sq. ft
Parking spaces: 43

Offer something extra:

American Dairy Queen Corporation has developed specific menus (including optional breakfast items) and designs for these types of locations, and is actively developing them across the United States and Canada.

Let’s find your market:

Depending on the traffic needs and space available, both of our DQ Grill & Chill® and DQ® Orange Julius® concepts can be developed in nontraditional locations such as airports, military bases, travel plazas, and universities. Contact us with your nontraditional site for review and availability.

For inquiries, contact 1-800-883-4279

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