Dairy Queen, often abbreviated DQ, is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. International Dairy Queen, Inc., also owns Orange Julius and Karmelkorn. The company's corporate offices are located in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, Minnesota. As of the end of 2014, Dairy Queen had more than 6,400 stores in 27 countries, including more than 1,400 locations outside the United States and Canada.
Dairy Queen has the franchise fee of up to $35,000, with total initial investment range of $1,083,525 to $1,850,425.
Initial investments: $1,083,525 - $1,850,425
Net-worth Requirement: $750,000
Liquid Cash Requirement: $400,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Ad Royalty Fee: $5-6%
On-The-Job Training: 376 hours
Classroom Training: 32 hours
Additional Training: At existing DQ store
Number of Employees Required to Run: 20 - 100
Absentee Ownership Allowed
Dairy Queen Franchise Info: www.dairyqueenfranchising.com
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