New DQ Grill & Chill(R) Opens in Valdosta

New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

November 15, 2011 // Franchising.com // VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Dairy Queen® system’s newest, most exciting restaurant concept has opened in Valdosta. Located at 1836 West Hill Avenue, the new 1,797 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill® has contributed to Georgia's employment growth by adding 40 to 45 new jobs. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by almost 4 percent this year.

With the opening of the West Hill Avenue restaurant, this will be the third Dairy Queen location in the Valdosta for franchisee partners Muhammad Nisar and Rashid Sandhu.

“We are excited to open the newest Valdosta DQ Grill & Chill restaurant and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, cool treats and Orange Julius®specialty fruit smoothies and beverages,” said Nisar. “This restaurant is sure to become a location where families and friends can gather to share smiles and stories over a great meal and treats.”

An Array of Menu Options

The DQ Grill & Chill concept blends the best of DQ iconic history with the most modern innovations in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry. The food menu features the quarter- and half-pound GrillBurger™ made to order, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including deli-style Iron Grilled Sandwiches. A Grilled Chicken Sandwich, and Chicken or Crispy Shrimp Baskets also are available for either lunch or dinner.

Complementing the “Grill” is the “Chill,” with 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® Flavor Treats, MooLatté® frozen blended coffee beverages, DQ Cakes and waffle bowl sundaes and cones, guests will enjoy delicious Orange Julius premium fruit smoothies and fruit-blended beverages on the menu. The classic original Orange and Strawberry Orange Julius drinks are available, as well as premium fruit smoothies in flavors such as Tropical Tango, Mango Passion, Strawberry Sensation, Strawberry Xtreme and 3-Berry Blast.

Design and Décor

The DQ Grill & Chillrestaurant interior brings an innovative dimension to quick-serve restaurant dining. Highlighted by the modern open-air grill and separate “Grill” and “Chill” sections, the restaurant features comfortable booths and large wooden tables, warm lighting, music and an overall inviting environment.

The restaurant can seat 34 guests. Bringing together the best of the past and the present, the drive-thru is lined with old-fashioned street lamps.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Become a Dairy Queen friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dairyqueen and follow the Dairy Queen system on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/DairyQueen.

About ADQ

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 5,900 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 17 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

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