The new DQ Grill & Chill, owned and operated by Dairy Queen's largest franchisee, Fourteen Foods, opens on Tuesday April 24th at 10:30 a.m.

Bringing Dairy Queen back to the area, Fourteen Foods has put a heavy-emphasis on a fast-casual restaurant model, the DQ Grill & Chill, to create the perfect destination for any special occasion or family outing.

"Athens is a strong community and we're proud to be able to bring DQ back to the area," said Will Connell, community marketing manager for Fourteen Foods. "Everyone who remembers going to Dairy Queen has their own DQ story, and now families in the area will be able to make new memories while enjoying DQ classics like Dip Cones, Dilly Bars and Blizzards®, along with several unique menu items you can't get anywhere else."

Opening day, Tuesday, April 24th doors open at 10:30am, the first 200 customers to purchase a DQ Cake will receive free blizzards for an entire year!

The Athens Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting is Scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 24th.

Fourteen Foods is a multi-unit owner and operator of 208 DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants and Dairy Queen Braziers in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi and Wisconsin. Since 2002, Fourteen Foods' recipe for success has been simple, a combination of restaurant excellent teams, raving fans, and a commitment to their communities. They are a family owned faith-based company that believes deeply in the importance of their mission to "build people and profits, one smile and a story at a time." For more information about Fourteen Foods, visit or call 952-944-1304.

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