Meet the DQ Grill & Chill® Franchising Team

A Smile & a Story

Pursuing any franchise opportunity is a big commitment, and you want to be sure you have a team you can count on to help you through the steps toward success. As a company that’s been franchising for 80 years, you can trust that we have the experience and resources to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The Dairy Queen® brand offers much more than a QSR franchise opportunity. When you franchise with us, you’ll be investing in a timeless tradition. Every franchisee and valued member of our team has a smile to share and a story to tell about their DQ®; experiences. We look forward to working with you and helping you become a part of something sweeter.

  • Jim Kerr – Executive Vice President of Franchise Development US and Canada
  • Tony Watters – Director of Franchise Development Canada
  • Tara Fry- Franchise Developer - Southeast Region
  • Roger Schone – Franchise Developer – South Central Region
  • Jennifer Rude – National Franchise Sales & Development Manger – Upper Midwest Region
  • Tom Trocchio – Franchise Developer – Northeast Region
  • Karen Hamilton – Franchise Developer - West Region
  • Eric Rochefort – Franchise Developer – Quebec and Maritimes
  • Connie Wolbaum – Franchise Developer - Western Canada

Map of where the Dairy Queen Cooperate team is located

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