Dairy Queen Grill and Chill to open Wednesday

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

People will have another option when it comes to breakfast, lunch, dinner and a frozen treat on Wednesday. The Dairy Queen Grill and Chill will open its doors on Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 a.m.

The new General Manager Michael Friars is a Greencastle native and has been working for the company for the past two and a half years.

"I think that this will be good for the area," Friars said. "We have already had a lot of interest."

The new Dairy Queen is part of a franchise are that comes from the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne area and that consists of 14 Dunkin' Donuts and 15 Dairy Queens.

The Greencastle Dairy Queen has been a thought for the franchise for the past year Friars informed the Banner Graphic.

This new addition is part of a global brand of 5,700 stores that started in Joliet, Ill. in 1940 and now spans 19 countries.

This is the second Dairy Queen that has been in Greencastle. The first went up in a blaze several years ago following the same fate as the DQ in Cloverdale. The new Dairy Queen is located in the Putnam Plaza at the former Sonic location.

The construction of the new Dairy Queen Grill and Chill began in late March. Dairy Queen reconstructed the old Sonic, which was an outside dining facility, into one of its Grill and Chill dine-in establishments.

The new establishment offers a wide variety of seating from traditional booths and tables, an area were customers can "chill" on love seats and arm chairs and an outdoor sitting area.

The new Dairy Queen will also be offering customers its regular menu items and will also be serving breakfast to patrons.

The Dairy Queen Grill and Chill will be open from 5:30 a.m. -- midnight, seven days a week. For the opening week the Grill and Chill will be offering half priced breakfast and cakes.

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  • I remember the Dairy Queen in Greencastle when I was a kid. It was across the street from the Double Decker restaurant. My mom would buy bags of Dilly Bars--they were so delicious!!!

    -- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Tue, Jul 16, 2013, at 7:42 PM
  • The Greencastle store burned down more than 20 years ago, didn't it?

    -- Posted by Geologist on Wed, Jul 17, 2013, at 5:38 AM
  • Can't wait.....

    -- Posted by foxtrotter on Wed, Jul 17, 2013, at 7:35 AM
  • Can't-wait-to-try-it-out

    -- Posted by oldschool68 on Wed, Jul 17, 2013, at 9:14 AM
  • tryed it this am service was great

    -- Posted by mwh269 on Wed, Jul 17, 2013, at 9:51 AM
  • I was there at 7am. Place was filthy. Food crumbs all over the tables, booth-tops, floor...

    Hopefully they get into their routine soon.

    -- Posted by PlatyPius on Thu, Jul 18, 2013, at 1:54 PM
  • No one loves DQ more than me but please don't forget Dairy Castle or even the new Charlie Grill. We can visit them all!!!

    -- Posted by hope2013 on Fri, Jul 19, 2013, at 5:51 PM
  • Love it-been thee twice so far-prices reasonable-Love DQ

    -- Posted by oldschool68 on Mon, Jul 22, 2013, at 10:27 AM
  • While I do enjoy Dairy Queen quite a bit, if it puts the Dairy Castle out of business there is no hope for the world.

    -- Posted by christabarker05 on Tue, Jul 23, 2013, at 11:57 PM
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