DQ Grill and Chill has opened a restaurant in Oak Ridge.
The restaurant opened Tuesday, December 3. It is at the intersection of South Rutgers Avenue and Oak Ridge Turnpike, where a Taco Bell restaurant used to be. The opening of the DQ Grill and Chill last week was announced by American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), franchisor of the DQ brand.
A grand opening celebration for the new restaurant is expected in late January 2020.
The new DQ Grill and Chill includes about 75 staff members, ranging from crew members to managers, a press release said. The restaurant and the drive-through will be open daily.
The new site is locally owned and operated by multi-unit operating group Fourteen Foods. Fourteen Foods is a faith-based, family-owned franchise operator of Dairy Queen, the press release said.
It said DQ Grill and Chills offer made-to-order lunches and dinner options including GrillBurgers, chicken strip baskets, and hot sandwiches, as well as soft-serve favorites such as cones, sundaes, and the signature Blizzard Treat.
The press release said the Dairy Queen system, which is about 80 years old, has more than 7,000 locations worldwide and is initiating a plan to add more than 70 new restaurants in the United States in 2019. To learn more about Dairy Queen, visit www.dairyqueen.com/ or call (952) 944-1304.
Started in 2006, Fourteen Foods has grown to include more than 220 locations across 13 states, according to the press release. The name Fourteen Foods comes from the bible verse Matthew 14 and the feeding of 5,000.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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