A History Of Sweet Success

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DQ Grill & Chill®Franchise Opportunity

The secret to the Dairy Queen® brand’s success has always been simple. Our recipe combines hardworking individuals and great-tasting food that’s served in a welcoming environment. What began as the 10-cent sale of an unknown frozen treat in 1938 quickly boomed into one of the most well-known soft serve/frozen treat companies of all time. Food franchising had yet to exist, but the Dairy Queen® product’s rapid-growth potential made the process a piece of cake. Today, there are more than 6,800 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and 20 other countries.

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We have 80 Years of Success

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If you’re looking to play a bigger role in your community or in the world of delicious desserts, we’ve got a treat for you. We’re looking for qualified individuals or groups to help us continue our story as a Dairy Queen® franchisee. Are you motivated and willing to help us delight our fans with the refreshing atmosphere, delectable food, and chocolate-dipped happiness you’ve come to know and love? If so, we have the resources to guide you towards successful Dairy Queen® franchise ownership.

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  • World Icon World Famous!

    World famous DQ® Treats, tasty
    food offerings, and Orange
    Julius® smoothies.

  • Thumbs Up Icon Brand Identity

    Strong brand presence with over
    4,000 domestic locations and
    6,800 locations worldwide.

  • Book Icon A Smile and A Story®

    We have a strong customer base
    with a loyal relationship with
    the brand.

  • Gear Icon Industry Leaders

    Including franchise support, supply
    chain, development, operations,
    marketing and training.

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Opening a franchise can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry–we’ve done this a few times. We’ve broken the process down into five steps.

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Our Dairy Queen® franchise support team is here to help you through every step of your journey. Whether you’re looking to franchise in the United States, Canada, or any of our other international locations, there’s a lot you can look forward to with a Dairy Queen® franchise.

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