Arizona needs lots of ice cream. A new source is under construction in Mesa. A new Dairy Queen is under construction.
Dairy Queen has leased the 1700 sf pad in the Augusta Ranch Marketplace at the corner of Baseline and Crismon. So let the ice cream flow!
What a great addition to the complex. There is a Basha’s anchoring the development. The food options currently are Fat Willies and Geno’s pizza. There is also an Aware Salon, Agape Animal Clinic, Great Clips, Lava Nails, Press for Less, Dentist, A Quilters Oasis, Sylvan Learning Center, and Back in Balance. Now a Dairy Queen will join the ranks.
The construction of the Dairy Queen began in July. Hopefully we will soon have a complete and open DQ.
Dairy Queen know as DQ has an all American history. The soft serve formula was first developed in 1938 by John Fremont (J.F.) “Grandpa” McCullough (1871?1963), and his son Alex. They convinced friend and loyal customer Sherb Noble to offer the product in his ice cream store in Kankakee, Illinois. On the first day of sales, Noble dished out more than 1,600 servings of the new dessert within two hours. Wow! On the first day. Noble and the McCulloughs went on to open the first Dairy Queen store in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. While this Dairy Queen has not been in operation since the 1950s, the building still stands at 501 N Chicago St. as a city-designated landmark. Since 1940, the chain has used a franchise system to expand its operations globally. The state with the most Dairy Queen restaurants is Texas.
Maybe your high school student can get an after school job there. Personally I cant wait to get a hot fudge chocolate chip banana blizzard….my personal Dairy Queen Favorite.