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DQ Grill & Chill Franchise

DQ Grill & Chill Franchise Information

DQ Grill & Chill Franchise Start-Up Costs

• Liquid Capital Required

Financing Available
• No

Support &Training
• Yes


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The DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is our flagship concept. This concept offers a total food service program, featuring the full line of our famous DQ® treat products and a full food menu. These restaurants are designed to feature food offerings while maintaining our DQ treat heritage. The interior is warm and inviting – different from, and better than the typical quick-service restaurant. Franchise opportunities are available in select markets across the United States. Location opportunities include: Conversions of existing buildings, freestanding stores, strip centers, and dual use buildings.

Our basic requirements for new franchisees include a review of your background, work experience, and financial capabilities. In general, we are looking for investors or individuals who have the following:

  • prior retail or foodservice ownership or management experience
  • a proposed management plan
  • the financial resources necessary to develop and operate the restaurant
  • a passion for building the DQ brand
Following is a breakdown of the current financial requirements for a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant:

  • Minimum Net Worth:
  • $750,000
  • Liquid Assets:
  • $400,000
  • On-going Royalties:
  • 4% of sales
  • On-going Sales Promotion Fee:
  • 5-6%
  • Term of Franchise Agreement:
  • 20 years w/10 year renewal option

    Following is the estimated project cost for a standard, free standing, DQ Grill & Chill restaurant (excluding land). The actual cost associated with a specific project may vary from these ranges. For information on additional costs that may be incurred, please refer to our Franchise Disclosure Document

  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • $35,000
  • Site Improvement:
  • $200,000 - $400,000
  • Construction Cost:
  • $400,000 - $600,000
  • Equipment Cost:
  • $295,000 - $370,000
  • Working Capital:
  • $100,000

    This information is intended to provide you with a brief synopsis of a DQ Grill & Chill project. Opportunities for development exist that could vary from the typical project.


    "The DQ Grill & Chill concept really fits the franchisee who wants to feel pride in what they do. A DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has the potential for every customer to leave satisfied. There is comfort in knowing that DQ has been around so long. DQ Grill & Chill is the next generation of that same success story."

    Ron Kraus
    DQ Grill & Chill® Franchisee
    Fort Myers, FL

    Development opportunities with DQ have never been greater!



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