March 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - The Dairy Queen® system announces the opening of a new Texas DQ® Restaurant at 5611 Highway 6 North in Houston. The 2,612 square-foot location has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Houston's employment growth. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state's restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association are projected to increase by 5 percent this year.
"We are excited to open a new DQ® Restaurant in Houston and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of Texas Country Foods®, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks," said restaurant operator Navul Nanda. "This new restaurant is sure to become a location where fans can gather to enjoy a great meal and treats."
The Texas Country Foods menu features the quarter- and half-pound Hungr-Buster® Burger made to order with premium flavor options, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including Texas T-Brand Tacos®, Grilled and Crispy Chick'n Sandwiches, Steak Sandwiches and the Chick'n Strip or Steak Finger Country Basket®, which also are available for either lunch or dinner.
The DQ system's value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at participating locations. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat. The offer may vary in Texas.
Complementing the food on the menu are the traditional and indulgent Dairy Queen soft-serve treats everybody knows and loves. Along with all of the DQ favorites, such as the signature Blizzard Treats, MooLatté® frozen blended coffee beverages, DQ Cakes and waffle bowl sundaes and cones, fans can choose from a variety of fruit-blended beverages, including delicious Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. In addition, protein or banana boosts can be added. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are made fresh to order with real fruit blended with low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt free.
The restaurant can seat 72 guests inside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window.
For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
Address: 5611 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77084
Employees: More than 50
Square Footage: 2,612 square feet
Number of Seats: 72 inside
Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner:
Every day: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.
SOURCE American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ)
Dairy Queen (also known as DQ) is an ice-cream shop and fast-food restaurant franchise based in the United States and founded in 1940.