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Become a franchisee and get a taste of DQ® success!

Like our irresistible treats, mouthwatering eats and refreshing beverages, the opportunity to become a DQ® or Orange Julius® franchisee might be just too good to pass up.

The two primary concepts available for franchising include our DQ Orange Julius® store, which specializes in serving cool, one-of-a-kind DQ treats and Orange Julius’ famous fruit drinks and fruit smoothies, and our DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant, which offers a full menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and sides, as well as our legendary DQ frozen treat favorites.

Imagine – one family of restaurants offering different concepts to choose from, including two of America’s most beloved brands! Now that’s “something different.” Plus, we offer you several unique ways to become a franchisee, based on your experience and financial resources.

Serving hot, fresh food and cool, chilled treats

The DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is our flagship concept, offering a total program that includes the full line of our famous DQ treats and a fresh food menu designed to excite and satisfy guests. These restaurants strike the perfect balance between yesterday and today, featuring on-trend food favorites while preserving our legendary DQ treat heritage. The interior décor is warm, welcoming and stylish – easily differentiating your establishment from the typical quick-service restaurant.

An inviting and efficient floor plan

The typical DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is a freestanding facility between 1,886 and 2,612 square feet, depending on the building option that you select. Land can be purchased or leased, and the average site requires between 20,952 and 29,670 square feet, depending upon site conditions and building size. A DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can also be developed in strip center end-caps, dual use buildings, travel centers, street front locations and other venues.


Growth in the DQ system is driven by the success of our Franchisees. Our 70 year heritage has created a brand with strong makret presence and stability. With our strategic approach to market growth and Franchisee profitability, opporunities have been identified for development throughout the U.S.

Take the next step to sweet success by owning a DQ® franchise. To learn more, simply fill out the short Request Info Form.




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Upcoming Expos

June 15-17, 2017 - New York, NY

International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center

November 2-4, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center

January 18-20, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Franchise Expo South

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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