October 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // Dunedin, Fla. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce that a DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is now open in Dunedin, located at 1688 Main Street. 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 2,000 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 47 guests inside, 16 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Dunedin DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Dunedin’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 4.5 percent this year.
“We are excited to open our second DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Dunedin and welcome the community in 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 Joe Filippelli, who plans to open two more locations.
The menu at the Dunedin DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for DQ® Fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $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 Deluxe 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 Dunedin DQ Grill & Chill restaurant also serves the new DQ Bakes! menu, which includes nine hot-from-the-oven and made-to-order items across all three categories that will surprise and delight fans, such as Hot Desserts à la Mode, Artisan-Style Sandwiches and Snack Melts.
Hot Desserts a La Mode combine hot and cold for a satisfying treat:
The Artisan-style Sandwiches are served hot using both ciabatta and basil-cheese focaccia breads:
Snack Melts beat boring snack wraps – giving Fans a whole new way to snack with hot snack melts that feature premium ingredients:
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 six flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt.
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 9.9 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
Address: 1688 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698
Square Footage: 2,000 square feet
Number of Seats: 63
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 28 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.
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.