First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Morgan County

New Restaurant Serves up Dairy Queen® Iconic Soft-Serve Treats, Flavorful Foods and Orange Julius® Offerings

March 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST LIBERTY, Ky. – The Dairy Queen® system proudly announces the opening of a new DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant at 505 Prestonsburg Street in West Liberty. The 2,140 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to West Liberty'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 3.7 percent this year.

"We are excited to open our first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in West Liberty and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks," said restaurant operator Steve Caudill. "This new restaurant is sure to become a location where fans can gather to enjoy a great meal and treats."

In addition to breakfast items such as pancakes, biscuits and gravy and breakfast sandwiches, the food menu features the quarter- and half-pound GrillBurgerTM made to order, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including deli-style Iron Grilled Sandwiches. Other menu offerings include Grilled or Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Salads; Chicken Strip Baskets; Quesadillas and Chili Cheese Dogs.

The DQ system's value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

Along with all of the DQ favorites, such as signature Blizzard Treats, MooLatté® frozen blended coffee beverages, DQ Cakes and waffle bowl sundaes and cones, fans can choose from a variety of fruit-blended beverages, including delicious Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies and now Orange Julius Light Smoothies. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada, and protein or banana boosts can be added. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are made fresh to order with real fruit blended with low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt free.

The restaurant can seat 47 guests inside, 26 outside and also offers a convenient drive thru window.

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 8 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

West Liberty DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

Address: 505 Prestonsburg Street, West Liberty, KY 41472

Phone: 606-743-3737

Employees: 50

Square Footage: 2,140 square feet

Number of Seats: 47 inside, 26 outside

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

- Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

- Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

- Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

About ADQ

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

SOURCE American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ)

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