New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Carmel

New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and the new DQ Bakes!™ menu.

October 06, 2015 // // Carmel, Ind. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Carmel DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 9800 N. Michigan Road. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,400 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 3,300 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Carmel DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Carmel’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 percent this year.

“We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Carmel 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 Gavin Hart, who has been in the Dairy Queen family for 24 years and owns 19 other locations.

The Menu

The menu at the Carmel 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 Carmel 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:

  • Triple Chocolate Brownie: A warm, chocolate brownie made with a blend of milk, semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate, drizzled with Cocoa Fudge™ and choco chunks, served hot from the oven with cold, creamy DQ vanilla soft serve.
  • Apple Tart: A flaky dessert crust topped with Granny Smith apples, rolled oats, butter and brown sugar, and drizzled with caramel, served hot from the oven with cold, creamy DQ vanilla soft serve.
  • Fudge Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie: A warm, decadent chocolate chip cookie made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, a dark fudge center and drizzled with Cocoa Fudge, served hot from the oven with cold, creamy DQ vanilla soft serve.

The Artisan-style Sandwiches are served hot using both ciabatta and basil-cheese focaccia breads:

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch: All white meat marinated grilled chicken, aged Swiss cheese and hickory-smoked bacon, topped with creamy ranch, fresh tomato and lettuce, served hot from the oven on an artisan-style ciabatta roll.
  • Chicken Mozzarella: Signature all white meat crispy chicken strips, mozzarella cheese and rich marina sauce, served hot from the oven on an artisan-style basil and cheese focaccia roll.
  • Turkey BLT: Oven-roasted turkey breast, aged Swiss cheese and hickory-smoked bacon topped with mayo, fresh tomato and lettuce, served hot from the oven on artisan-style ciabatta roll.

Snack Melts beat boring snack wraps – giving Fans a whole new way to snack with hot snack melts that feature premium ingredients:

  • Buffalo Chicken: Filled with all white meat marinated grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and real cheddar cheese, then toasted to perfection.
  • Chicken Bacon BBQ: Filled with all white meat marinated grilled chicken, smoky BBQ sauce, hickory-smoked bacon and real cheddar cheese, then toasted to perfection.
  • Chicken Quesadilla: Filled with all white meat marinated grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes and onions, ripe California olives and real cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, then toasted to perfection.

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 and 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 Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 10 million fans, and become a fan at

Carmel DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

Address: 9800 N. Michigan Road, Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-982-7401

Employees: 50

Square Footage: 3,300 square feet

Number of Seats: 72

Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily:

  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

About IDQ

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

SOURCE International Dairy Queen Inc.


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