American Dairy Queen Corporation recently announced its soft opening for the new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant opening in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Conveniently situated 100 South Rutgers Ave., the restaurant will be officially open Friday, December 3 with a grand opening celebration anticipated for late January 2020. The new site is locally owned and operated by multi-unit operating group Fourteen Foods.
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.
“We look forward to being an active member within the city Oak Ridge,” says Fourteen Foods Owner and CEO Matt Frauenshuh, “We are committed to creating positive memories for each and every guest. Our team lives out our mission everyday of building people and profits one smile and story at a time. We look forward to serving the Oak Ridge community for many years to come.”
Fourteen Foods is a faith based, family owned franchise operator of Dairy Queen. Started in 2006, the company has grown to include more than 220 locations across 13 states. The name Fourteen Foods comes from the bible verse Matthew 14 and the feeding of 5,000. The team credits their growth and local store success to a combination of excellent local teams, raving fans and a commitment to the communities served.
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, the Dairy Queen system 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.
The new DQ Grill & Chill includes about 75 staff members, ranging from crew members to managers.