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DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant coming to Pawleys Island

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Pawleys Island is in for a tasty treat.

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), the legacy brand beloved for its mouthwatering meals and tasty treats, recently announced plans to bring a DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant to Pawleys Island, SC. Set to open in the spring of 2020, the restaurant will be located at 10391 Ocean Hwy.

Internationally recognized as the most fun-filled, fan-filled QSR brand to work at, eat at and treat at, the DQ Grill & Chill® flagship concept modernizes guests’ dining experience. Beyond soft-serve favorites, at DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants, DQ® fans can also enjoy made-to-order lunch and dinner options including GrillBurgers™, Chicken Strip Baskets and delicious hot sandwiches.

The new DQ Grill & Chill® location, owned and operated by Carolina G & C, LLC, a company with partners that have been regularly coming to Litchfield/Pawleys Island for 40 years, features a modernized look and feel, yet nostalgic, family-friendly atmosphere. The restaurant’s environment evokes a feeling of community and joy through its comfortable booths, large wooden tables, warm lighting and upbeat music.

“Dairy Queen is an iconic 80-year-old brand, but we also believe its future is very exciting,” said Atkins, a partner in the ownership group. “From the continued innovations to new product offerings, we hope to make this the community’s new go-to gathering spot. We’re thrilled to bring DQ to the Pawleys Island community so it can regularly get a taste of what makes the DQ Grill & Chill® experience special.”

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Building up for a successful launch, the leadership team is hosting an open house hiring event in March and plans to hire 40-50 people to support the location. Local residents can find upcoming details on the DQ Grill & Chill® Pawleys Island Facebook page:

What began as the 10-cent sale of an unknown frozen treat in 1938 quickly boomed into one of the most well-known companies of all time. Maintaining its recipe for success throughout nearly 80 years, the Dairy Queen® system has more than 7,000 locations worldwide and implementing its plan to add more than 70 new restaurants in the United States for 2020.

To learn more about the Dairy Queen® brand, visit

About International Dairy Queen, Inc.

International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation and Dairy Queen Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 7,000 locations in the United States, Canada and more than other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit

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