First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Now Open in Lafayette
New Restaurant Serves Up Dairy Queen® Iconic Soft-Serve Treats, Flavorful Foods and Orange Julius® Offerings
March 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lafayette, La. – The Dairy Queen® system has announced a new DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant opening at 5732 Johnston Street. The 2,612 square-foot location has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Lafayette’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 3.6 percent this year.
"We are excited to open the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Lafayette 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 Mike Vicari, who operates two additional DQ® restaurants in Louisiana. "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, as well as 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 also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.
The DQ Grill & Chill store features DQ favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, MooLatté® frozen coffee-flavored beverages, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. 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. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and 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 72 guests inside 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.
Lafayette DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
Address: 5732 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503
Square Footage: 2612 square feet
Number of Seats: 72 inside
Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
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