Dairy Queen Franchise

Quick-service restaurant serving ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken

Frozen yogurt producer J.F. McCullough was trying different things with a formula for another solidified dairy item, originating from his conviction that dessert tasted better when it was delicate and served straight from the cooler, not solidified strong. With his formula culminated, McCullough and his child, Alex, persuaded one regarding their clients to hold a starting offer of the new delicate frozen yogurt, and more than 1,600 individuals appeared to attempt it. In light of that underlying achievement, the McCulloughs opened the primary Dairy Queen area in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. The main stores sold just delicate serve frozen yogurt - in sundaes, bring home pints and quarts, and cones- - however throughout the years, an assortment of dessert treats were added to the menu, for example, banana parts and Dilly Bars. In the 1950s, some Dairy Queens started serving hot sustenance things. Today, stores framework wide have menus that incorporate franks, cheeseburgers and chicken tenders through Dairy Queen's Grill and Chill idea. The organization likewise offers a DQ Treat idea that offers both Dairy Queen's solidified treats and the sister organization's natural product beverages and smoothies.

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How much does it cost to open a Dairy Queen Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dairy Queen Franchise is between $361,450-$1,835,825. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dairy Queen name.

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When did the first Dairy Queen open? 1940
When did Dairy Queen start Franchising? 1944

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2013 4456 602 1171 3
2012 4548 646 1019 3
2011 4498 590 857 3
2010 4451 583 710 71
2004 4803 570 327 65
2003 4839 564 326 66
2002 4912 546 281 65
2001 4947 544 313 62
2000 5042 538 333 59
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20 - 40

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Dairy Queen Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen
    P.O. Box 39286
    7505 Metro Blvd.
    Minneapolis, MN


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