New DQ Grill & Chill® Opens in Bloomington

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

February 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Dairy Queen® system’s newest, most exciting restaurant concept has opened its doors at 9304 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington. The newly opened 3,009 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant has added 40 new jobs in the area contributing to Minnesota’s employment growth.

This new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant is the eighth location for franchisee Charles Anderson, who also owns restaurants in Fargo, N.D.; Wahpeton, N.D.; and Moorhead, Minn.

“We are excited to open the new Bloomington 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 Anderson. “This new 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 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 signature Blizzard® Flavor Treats, MooLatté® frozen blended coffee beverages, DQ Cakes and waffle bowl sundaes and cones, guests will enjoy the 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 & Chill restaurant 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. 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 Dairy Queen on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/DairyQueen.

Bloomington DQ Grill & Chill at a glance:

Address: 9304 Lyndale Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone: 952-426-1529
Employees: 45
Square Footage: 3,009 square feet
Number of Seats: 47
Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, from 10 a.m. to 11 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:

Amy Needham
Pierson Grant Public Relations
919-270-9377
aneedham@piersongrant.com
www.piersongrant.com

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