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Dairy Queen

is seeking candidates for expansion.

What does a Dairy Queen Franchise Cost?

The total investment to open a Dairy Queen is $356,450-$1,835,825. Prospects are asked to meet the following financial requirements: a minimum of $400,000 liquid capital and a net worth of $750,000. There is 4-5% royalty fee on gross monthly receipts. Choose your location area and submit a request. In return, the Dairy Queen franchise will help you through every step of your journey to personal and professional success. 

Total Investment$356,450 - $1,835,825
Cash Required$400,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target Market National

Become a Part of Dairy Queen's Sweet Success.

If you’re looking to enter the world of delicious desserts, Dairy Queen has a treat for you. We’re looking for qualified individuals who are motivated and willing to help us delight our fans with the refreshing atmosphere, delectable food, and chocolate-dipped happiness you’ve come to know and love.

With a history that spans more than 75 years, we have the resources to guide you towards successful Dairy Queen® franchise ownership.

Learn more today.

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The first Dairy Queen opened in 1940 and today still serves as a place for people to celebrate, take breaks and enjoy family time.

Restaurant Features

DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants were introduced in 2002 and are designed to seat 72 fans inside and 20 out on the patio. The Dairy Queen franchise system strikes the perfect balance between yesterday and today and offers original treats in addition to chicken strips, burgers, hot sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more. Delight local fans of all ages in your community.

Building Size: 2,612 SQ FT
Lot Size: 38,736 SQ FT
Minimum Frontage: 150 SQ. FT
Parking Spaces: 43


  • World famous Dairy Queen treats and food
  • Menu with a wide variety
  • A strong brand identity with more than 6,800 locations and 95% brand recognition
  • A customer base that is strong and loyal
  • Industry leaders - system was ranked 6th on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500
  • Franchise support with training and marketing programs from experienced team
  • Multiple unit development market availability across the US

Ideal Candidates

Dairy Queen franchise owners come from all walks of life. But our most successful franchisees tend to have the following attributes and capabilities:

  • Passion and commitment to the brand
  • A very high standard of operations
  • Ability to lead, mentor, train and develop a strong team of people
  • The financial and management resources to support the business plan and operation
  • Commitment and ties to the local community that help drive local store marketing efforts
  • Knowledge of the local real estate market and the development process
  • Business acumen and experience
  • Prior restaurant management experience

5 Steps to Opening your Franchise

  1. Inquire by completing the form today
  2. Do your research and due diligence
  3. Fill out the application
  4. Begin store construction and management training
  5. Open your DQ Grill & Chill® Location!

Join the Dairy Queen franchise family.