American Dairy Queen Corporation recently announced its new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant open in Fort Pierce, Florida. Conveniently situated at 2716 S. US HWY 1, the restaurant is owned by multi-brand operators, Goalz Restaurant Group.
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.
Each 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.
“From my first job out of high school at Dairy Queen®, I knew I admired their business model,” says Shawn Eby, founder and CEO of Goalz Restaurant Group. “Now with my own restaurant group, I’m drawn to the brand because of the strong feelings it evokes with their emphasis on tradition. Goalz is excited to open our second DQ Grill & Chill® location and 11th overall restaurant.”
Goalz has been an owner of DQ Grill & Chill since 2018, with its first location in North Carolina. Goalz Restaurant Group was founded by Eby with the focus of helping others. Goalz is proud to stand behind their brands including Dog Haus, Church’s Chicken, Captain D’s and Dairy Queen. In the next few years, the restaurant group is scheduled to open 265 restaurants across nine states, including another DQ Grill & Chill set to open October 2019 in Colorado.
“Goalz follows the business mantra of people who serve great food and Dairy Queen is the perfect example of this, with dedication to tradition at each location,” adds Eby. “The Fort Pierce community is the perfect place to bring that tradition, for locals to enjoy the DQ experience.”
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 and is initiating a plan to add more than 70 new restaurants in the United States in 2019.