International Dairy Queen Inc. Franchisee Tony Basile is expected to open up to 30 new DQ Grill & Chill® locations in the metro Orlando area in upcoming years.
Basile already has three new DQ Grill & Chill location in the works, including ones in Oviedo, Winter Garden and Clermont. He is considering adding multiple locations on U.S. Highway 192, a couple of areas in Sanford and one on International Drive.
The growth of the brand is planned to greatly impact the local economy, projected to create 1,200 new jobs for the Orlando area. Basile believes Dairy Queen® will continue to be successful in the market as brand awareness grows.
“There’s a longer season in Florida when people can actually enjoy the ice cream treats, so it seemed like a natural fit.”
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