First DQ Grill & Chill(R) Location Opens in Marianna

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

December 14, 2011 // Franchising.com // MARIANNA, Fla. - The Dairy Queen® system’s newest, most exciting restaurant concept has opened its doors at 2074 Highway 71 in Marianna. This is the first DQ Grill & Chill® in Jackson County and has added 40-45 new jobs in the area, contributing to Florida’s employment growth. The 1,886 square-foot restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by nearly 4 percent this year.

“We are excited to open the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Marianna and welcome the Marianna community to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, cool treats and Orange Julius®specialty fruit smoothies and beverages,” said first-time Dairy Queen restaurant operator Shannon Maddox. “This new restaurant is sure to become one 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 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 Queensoft-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 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 47 guests inside and also offers 14 attractive outdoor patio seats.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Become a Dairy Queen Facebookfriend at www.facebook.com/dairyqueen.

Marianna DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

  • Address: 2074 Highway 71, Marianna, FL 32448
  • Phone: 850-482-1055
  • Employees: 40-45
  • Square Footage: 1,886 square feet
  • Number of Seats: 47 indoor; 14 outdoor
  • Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner:
  • Every day of the week: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 18 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.

Contact:

Lauren Simo
Pierson Grant Public Relations
lsimo@piersongrant.com

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