Steps to Owning a DQ Grill & Chill ® Franchise

Where to Go from Here

The Dairy Queen® franchising and store development process takes an average of 12 months from inquiry to store opening, depending mostly on the real estate selection and the franchisee's motivation.

  • Step Step 1


    Get in touch with us online or by phone for more information about our Dairy Queen® franchise opportunities. Our friendly team can provide you with all of the information necessary to make a confident decision. You'll receive a copy of our current Franchise Disclosure Document, which includes additional and more detailed information regarding the franchise opportunity.

  • Step Step 2

    Research and Due Diligence

    We want to make sure you have a complete understanding of our franchise system so you can make a well-informed decision. We invite you to conduct as much research as you feel is necessary. Our team is also happy to address any questions or concerns you have.

  • Step Step 3

    Application Process

    When you’re ready to pursue a DQ® franchise, reach out to us and we will send you an official application. We may also send you additional information regarding the qualification process.

  • Step Step 4

    Store Construction and Management Training

    Our franchise support team is made up of several individuals who are all uniquely qualified to assist you with the process of opening a Dairy Queen® franchise. We will assist you with the design and construction of your store as well as with the training of your management and crew members so you’re fully prepared for your grand opening.

  • Step Step 5

    Open Your DQ Grill & Chill® Location!

    This will be the day a sweet new chapter in your life begins! Don’t worry, our franchise support team won’t be going anywhere. We’ll continue to provide operational marketing and advertising assistance to ensure your new Dairy Queen® franchise hits the ground running.

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