Happy tastes good® around the world with our famous DQ®Treats and delicious food!

Our International franchise opportunity is available to those interested in multi-unit development within a designated country or territory. We are currently developing both our DQ® Treat & our combined DQ® Treat and Food concepts in select countries outside the United States and Canada.

Attributes of a successful International DQ® Franchisee:

  • Passion and commitment to the brand and the operation of a business with the highest of standards
  • Ability to lead, mentor, train and develop a strong team of people
  • The financial and management resources to support the projected business plan and operation
  • Commitment and ties to the local community that help drive local store marketing efforts
  • Strong supply chain knowledge that includes distribution, product procurement and import/export capabilities
  • Knowledge of the local real estate market and the strategic development process
  • Business acumen and experience
  • Prior restaurant management experience (QSR preferred - if the franchisee group lacks this experience, he or she can partner with or hire capable individuals who do)
  • Ability to have a corporate structure in place to manage a successful multi-unit country/territory development

Area Fee One-time, up-front payment for the exclusive development rights of "units" for a territory. *Amount dependent on location and size of territory.
Franchise Fee/Unit Opening Fee:
DQ® Treat: USD $15,000 for each unit opened.
DQ Grill & Chill
®: USD $35,000 for each unit opened.
Royalty Fee: 5% of gross sales per month.
Marketing/Sales Promotion Fee: 5% of gross sales per month to be used for promotional expenditures in the market.
Transfer Fee: USD $100,000.
Term: 15 years + option to renew for an additional 10 years.
Liquid Capital Requirement & Net Worth Requirement Must have liquid capital available to fund the first three years of development and a minimum net worth of USD $10M. Liquid capital amount varies due to the specific market and market potential.

Our International development process takes an average of 18-24 months from inquiry to store opening. This timeline can vary depending on the country of interest. *The information provided above is for reference only and is subject to change at any time at the discretion of ADQ.

Corporate Support

A strong, lasting business relationship is built on communication. One of our corporate goals is to help our franchisees grow their sales and profits. We have a team of people working hard to help you accomplish this goal!

  • Franchise Development helps you evaluate the market area, find a location and develop your new unit.
  • Our Architecture and Design team assists your local architect and design team through the store design and construction process.
  • Our Supply Chain and Research and Development team helps leverage the buying power of the DQ® brand.​​
  • Training and New Store Opening Teams help you train your crew and open your new unit.
  • Area Managers offer Operations support for your store.
  • Regional Marketing Directors oversee marketing plans and assist with local marketing initiatives that build the DQ® brand and increase brand recognition throughout your market.

Hot Spots for International Development:

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • New Zealand

If you are interested in multi-unit development in one of our Hot Spot locations AND you meet the preliminary qualifications listed above, contact us at InternationalDevelopment2@idq.com

Markets we are currently in and are not available for additional development:

Western Hemisphere/Caribbean/Central & South America:

  • Bahamas
  • Jamaica
  • Panama
  • Cayman Islands
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Guyana
  • Mexico

Middle East:

  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait


  • Brunei
  • Maldives
  • Cambodia
  • Philippines
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Laos
  • Vietnam

Markets not available for development at this time:

  • Afghanistan
  • Myanmar
  • Bangladesh
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Venezuela

DQ® International Franchise Development

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