New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Americus

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

December 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Americus, Ga. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Americus DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 1321 East Lamar Street. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

The 3,337 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 64 guests inside, 16 outside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Americus DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Americus’ 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 a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Americus and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks," said restaurant operator Sonny Lyon.

The menu at the Americus DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for Fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 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, DQ Fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Americus also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, 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. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

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 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

Americus DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

Address: 1321 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709

Phone: 229-380-0802

Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis

Square Footage: 3,337 square feet

Number of Seats: 64 inside, 16 outside

Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
- Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 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 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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