DQ Grill & Chill® Opens in Coldwater
Multi-Unit Operator Reopens World-Leading QSR Concept in Branch County
December 30, 2019 // Franchising.com // COLDWATER, Mich - There’s a Blizzard® Treat alert out for Branch County. American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), franchisor of the timeless DQ® brand cherished for its classic delectable fare and frozen treats, recently announced its new DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant opening in Coldwater. Open as of Monday, December 30, the long-anticipated Coldwater location is situated at 559 East Chicago Street, and locally owned by multi-unit operator Todd Haidous.
Striking the perfect balance between yesterday and today, the DQ Grill & Chill® flagship concept modernizes guests’ dining experience by offering made-to-order lunch and dinner options, including GrillBurgers™, Chicken Strip Baskets and delicious hot sandwiches. DQ® fans can also enjoy soft-serve favorites such as cones, sundaes and the signature Blizzard® Treat.
A welcoming environment for all, each DQ Grill & Chill® location features a modern, open-air grill, separate “Grill” and “Chill” sections, comfortable booths, large wooden tables, warm lighting and upbeat music. For added convenience, the Coldwater location will feature an easily accessible drive-thru.
“The Dairy Queen® brand has been a community staple for decades,” said Haidous, who has been a franchise partner for three years. “There’s something nostalgic, yet timeless about Dairy Queen, and we can’t wait to unveil this new location to Coldwater. With more room and an updated look and feel, it’ll quickly become the go-to gathering place in town.”
As a multi-unit owner, Haidous also owns Dairy Queen restaurants in Angola, Indiana and Dearborn, Michigan. With experience as a gas and convenience store owner, he prides himself on being connected to the community through his business ventures.
“My greatest satisfaction in owning a DQ Grill & Chill® is having a staff from all ages come together and work in an environment that is family based, it really doesn’t feel like any other job,” added Haidous. “My team and the community’s support has always been number one. That is what keeps us all going and makes us stronger every day.”
What began as the 10-cent sale of an unknown frozen treat in 1938 quickly boomed into one of the most well-known companies of all time. Maintaining its recipe for success throughout nearly 80 years, ADQ has more than 7,000 locations worldwide.
To learn more about the Dairy Queen brand, visit www.dairyqueen.com/.
About International Dairy Queen, Inc.
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation and Dairy Queen Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 7,000 locations in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit www.DairyQueen.com.
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SOURCE International Dairy Queen, Inc.