American Dairy Queen Corporation, franchisor of the Dairy Queen brand, recently announced its new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant opening in DeWitt, Iowa. Conveniently situated at 1221 11th St., the restaurant is locally owned and operated by Jim Devine.
The new location is set to open November 18 and will hold a special promotion. Every customer who buys an ice cream cake on opening day will receive a free cheeseburger once a week, for a year.
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.
“A DQ Grill and Chill is what DeWitt has been missing and I am excited that I have the opportunity to bring it to the community,” says Devine. “With our drive-thru and top-notch customer experience, I know it will quickly become many peoples’ go-to spot. Dairy Queen is a brand known for bringing joy into people’s lives, and who wouldn’t want to be able to continue that legacy for a living.”
Devine has spent several years in the food industry as the owner and operator of a Subway and a convenience store in the DeWitt area. It has given him a unique perspective into the business side of the food industry. He understands the importance of providing people with quality products with the customer service to match. As a DeWitt resident, Devine is eager to introduce his community to the DQ Grill and Chill 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, 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 a drive-thru and will be open Monday through Sunday.