Invest in a DQ Grill & Chill® Franchise

We’ve Got a Lot Going for Us

To many of our franchisees, the Dairy Queen® name represents a well-established, successful brand and timeless tradition.  Whether you want to give back to your community or continue the tradition of serving great food and classic frozen treats, our franchise support team is here for you.

As a DQ Grill & Chill® franchisee, you can benefit from:

  • Industry-leading franchise support
  • Management and employee training programs
  • A modern restaurant aesthetic and menu
  • Sharing our tasty food offerings and world-famous DQ® treats
  • Strong customer loyalty and relationship with the brand
  • Robust brand presence with more than 7,500 locations worldwide
  • Great multiple-unit development market availability across the US and Canada
  • Our unmatched experience in the design and construction of restaurants
  • Sales opportunities across multiple dayparts

Thanks to our 85% consumer brand recognition, many fans will be waiting for your doors to open. Our name speaks for itself and our skilled corporate support team is ready to help you succeed as a DQ Grill & Chill® franchisee. 

We Treat You Right Dairy Queen® Franchise Support

With major markets available for development, we’re well-equipped to help you start and grow your business. In fact, our system was ranked 16th on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 in 2020 and we ranked in the Top 5% in the 2022 Franchise Times Top 500. 

If you have a smile and a story to share, a passion for giving back to your community, and the drive to build and maintain a successful and established franchise, we invite you to join us. We’re committed to helping our franchisees grow their sales and their profits.

Our Dairy Queen® support team is proud to provide a pool of resources to aid our franchisees. It’s our ultimate goal to help franchisees maximize their sales and profits. We have an experienced team in every functional area who will strive to help you accomplish this goal.


All of the ways our support team can lend a hand:
  • Franchise development – These important team members will help you analyze the market area, determine the best location, and develop your store.
  • Design, architecture, and construction – These knowledgeable team members assist with the store design and construction process.
  • Training and new store operations consultants – This team will help you prepare your restaurant for success, train your crew, and assist you when you open your store.
  • Managed marketing and public relations to support your new DQ Grill & Chill®Before, during, and after opening to bring awareness and excitement about the new restaurant, and build a base of local fans.
  • Ongoing advertising programs – We give our franchisees a unique advantage in the franchise industry - year-round marketing to help drive consistent business throughout the year.
  • Operations business consultants – These experienced individuals offer complete ongoing operations support.
  • Purchasing and distribution – This team helps to leverage Dairy Queen® buying power and manages the chain for supply, consistency, and quality.
Where Timeless Value Meets Tasty Profits OUR NUMBERS TELL A STORY
  • 80+ Years In
  • 7,500+ Locations Worldwide
  • 85% Consumer Brand

DQ® Gives Back

As a staple in communities, Dairy Queen® has always been committed to giving back to the neighborhoods we serve. When you join our incredible DQ® brand as a franchise owner, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in your community as well! 

As part of our partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, we donate millions of dollars each year to local children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Each donation directly supports the local children's hospital serving kids and their families in your area. Since 1984, we’ve raised over $175 million for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through exciting fundraising efforts like Miracle Treat Day and more. 

Help us continue to make an impact by becoming a DQ Grill & Chill® franchisee today! Explore our steps to ownership page and take the first one today!