Dairy Queen opening Nov. 22

The Winter Garden ice cream shop and eatery will begin serving its sweets and treats in one week.

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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.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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