DQ Grill & Chill® Opens in Atlanta, IL
Local Entrepreneurial Family Adds to Portfolio with Opening of First Franchise with the Brand
January 27, 2021 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, Ill. - DQ® fans, rejoice. Atlanta just got a whole lot sweeter
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), franchisor of the timeless DQ® brand recently announced its new DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant opening in Atlanta. Conveniently situated at 201 Empire St., the restaurant is locally owned by new DQ® operators the Patel Family, with father and son duo Bharat and Bishap at the helm.
While following local county guidelines and safety protocols, the restaurant will officially open Sunday, January 31 and will serve fans daily through its drive-thru.
“Last year our family decided to take on a new opportunity and expand our business interests by entering the world of franchising,” said Bishap. “Since DQ® is well loved and respected in our community of Atlanta, we decided to partner with the brand. The corporate team been very supportive, allowing us to have a smooth transition into the restaurant industry. We’re looking forward to bringing smiles to the DQ® fans in our community very soon.
The Patel family enter their DQ® ownership with years of experience in the hospitality and retail industry to guide them. Alongside his father, Bishap’s wife Jaimina will help manage the restaurant. The Patels are closely involved in every facet of their restaurant and will help oversee daily operations at the DQ Grill & Chill® in Atlanta.
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. Striking the perfect balance between yesterday and today, the 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.
SOURCE International Dairy Queen, Inc.
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