Good things come to those who wait — including the opening of the DQ Grill & Chill Dairy Queen restaurant in Winter Garden. The city of Winter Garden has issued the store’s certificate of occupancy, and the DQ doors will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 14180 W. Colonial Drive.
Dairy Queen first announced the DQ Grill & Chill concept in 2002. Today, there are more than 2,000 locations serving hot food and ice cream treats. Features include a modern open-air grill design, booths, warm lighting, separate “grill” and “chill” kitchens, large gathering tables and a modern outdoor patio.
Plans for the 2,612-square-foot location were approved by Winter Garden city commissioners in February 2020 but supply chain shortages led to multiple delays.