August 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY – The Dairy Queen® system has announced the opening of a DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 14430 N. Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City, creating more than 50 jobs. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,600 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.
The 3,200-square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 96 guests inside and outside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Oklahoma City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Oklahoma City’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 3.4 percent this year.
“We are excited to open our third DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Oklahoma and welcome the community to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats, our new DQ Bakes!™ menu and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator David L. Jones.
The menu at the Oklahoma City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for DQ® Fans, including the system’s value meal, the $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger or 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch, 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 Oklahoma City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant also serves the new DQ Bakes! menu, which includes nine hot-from-the-oven and made-to-order items across three categories that will surprise and delight fans, such as Hot Desserts à la Mode, Artisan-Style Sandwiches and Snack Melts.
Fans will find all of their favorite treats and beverages, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes, a wide variety of other soft-serve items and the full line of Orange Julius® fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt.
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Address: 14430 N Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
Square Footage: 3,200 square feet
Number of Seats: 96
Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily:
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,600 locations in the United States, Canada and 27 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit DairyQueen.com.
SOURCE International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ)
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.