Opening a franchise can seem overwhelming, but don’t worry -we’ve done this a few times. We’ve broken the process down into five steps.


Step 1: Request information

Step 2: Research and due diligence

Step 3: Application process

Step 4: Store construction and management training

Step 5: Open your DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant

Our franchising store development process takes an average of 18-24 months from inquiry to store opening. This timeline can vary depending on the country of interest.

What attributes and capabilities make a great DQ® franchisee?

  • Passion and commitment to the brand and the operation of the business to a very high standard
  • Ability to lead, mentor, train and develop a strong team of people
  • The financial and management resources to support the business plan and operation
  • Commitment and ties to the local community that help drive local store marketing efforts
  • Knowledge of the local real estate market and the development process
  • Business acumen and experience
  • Prior restaurant management experience (QSR preferred - if main franchisee doesn’t have this experience, he or she can partner with or hire someone who does)
  • Ability to have a corporate structure in place to insure successful multi-unit country development

  • FOR INQUIRIES, CONTACT: 1-800-883-4279