Dairy Queen Info

About Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen® restaurants are franchised by ADQ, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ). IDQ is owned by Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: NRK.A and BRK.B) and there are currently more than 6,700 locations in 30 countries worldwide. The DQ Grill & Chill® concept now makes up about 23 percent of the U.S. franchise system and boasts more variety on its menu, with dozens of core items including a variety of burgers and chicken sandwiches, alongside the heritage treat side of the business. 

Investment Costs

Franchise Fee: $35,000

Royalty Fee: 4%

Investment Range: $1,077,225 to $1,833,125 (DQ Grill & Chill)

Liquid Capital Requirement: $400,000

Net Worth Requirement: $750,000


DQ Grill & Chill

The typical DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant showcases a modern, warm design reminiscent of your family room, complete with a fireplace and flat screen TVs. The dining room offers the look of a high-scale restaurant with dark colors and stacked stone, and guests can see the kitchen from the counter, where hot and delicious food items are prepared. A dedicated frozen treat section features a freezer near the counter, positioned as a comforting backdrop to the restaurant and includes DQ® Cakes and Dilly® Bars that all fans of the brand will recognize. A DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can also be developed in strip center end-caps, dual-use buildings, travel centers, street-front locations and other venues.

Location

The typical DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is a freestanding facility and approximately 1,886-2,612 sq ft. A DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant can also be developed in strip center end-caps, dual-use buildings, travel centers, street-front locations and other venues.