Quick-service restaurant serving ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken
Based on that initial success, the McCulloughs opened the first Dairy Queen location in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. The first stores sold only soft-serve ice cream--in sundaes, take-home pints and quarts, and cones--but over the years, a variety of ice cream treats were added to the menu, such as banana splits and Dilly Bars.
In the 1950s, some Dairy Queens began serving hot food items. Today, stores systemwide have menus that include hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken strips through Dairy Queen's Brazier concept. Franchisees can operate a Dairy Queen with or without a Brazier. The company also offers its Treat Center concept, a store that sells items from the three franchise companies it owns--Dairy Queen, Orange Julius and Karmelkorn.
The investment required to open a Dairy Queen Franchise is between $763,225-$1,742,275. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dairy Queen name.
Dairy Queen: New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius products.
The Dairy Queen system is pleased to announce the opening of the Clearwater Beach DQ Treat store located at 22 Bay Esplanade. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of nearly 6,500 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every DQ Fan a place where they can relax and shar...
Dairy Queen Franchise Comes To Guyana
Camex Restaurants Inc, the franchisee of Church's Chicken, Mario's Pizza, Quiznos and Juici Patties will be opening their fifth franchise, Dairy Queen from the U.S. today. Dairy Queen is one of the most popular chains of soft serve ice cream in the fast food industry. Their opening in Guyana wil...
Dairy Queen To Offer Orange Julius Beverages Nationwide
In a merger of two iconic brands, the Dairy Queen system is rolling out Orange JuliusPremium Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Julius Originals to all DQ locations in the United States and Canada. "With an assortment of fruit choices, variety, and convenience we will offer in this beverage category, it w...
Dairy Queen Inks Deal To Open 15 Locations In Guatemala
Dairy Queen, an international retail food and treat category leader, is expanding into Guatemala. The company has signed an agreement with franchisee Grupo Buen Rollo to open 15 locations throughout Guatemalaby 2015. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Dairy Queen system also has 11 locations in the Ce...
Dairy Queen Ad Strikes Gold With Mary Lou Retton
Dairy Queen breaks out the big guns in honor of National Ice Cream Month. Its latest commercial in the "So Good It's RiDQulous" campaign features Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton. In the spot, the DQ manager spokesperson explains that at Dairy Queen "we don't just have piñatas; we have piñatas f...
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.
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.
Legal Disclaimer: This information is not a franchise offering for Dairy Queen and should not be construed as such. The Franchise Mall makes every effort to maintain accurate franchise data but does not guarantee nor assume liability for incorrect data. We recommend that anyone seriously interested in pursuing a Dairy Queen franchise opportunity, review that franchise's Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with an attorney and accountant.
P.O. Box 39286