Dairy Queen® Franchise FAQs

Freshly Served Answers to Our Most Popular Questions

As the 6th highest ranked franchise on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 Franchise 500 list, we’re confident we can help you reach your goals. Our Dairy Queen&® franchise support team is prepared to address all of your concerns before you move forward. Below you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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What is the initial Dairy Queen® franchise fee?

The franchise fee for a DQ Grill & Chill&® location is $35,000. Explore our website for more franchise investment information.

What kind of support can I expect from the Dairy Queen® brand?

Our franchise support team can help you through every step of the development process, from the first phone call to your grand opening. After that, we’ll continue to help you market your restaurant and grow your business.

Do I need previous franchising or restaurant experience to become a Dairy Queen® franchisee?

Excellent franchise candidates come from a wide variety of backgrounds including franchisees of (non-competitive) QSR brands and successful people from outside of the industry.

When can I expect my DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant to open?

The average timeline from applying to opening is about 12 months.

How do I get started?

Simply fill out our request form or give us a call. We invite you to reach out to us or explore our website for more information about the steps to owning a Dairy Queen&® franchise.

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