Dairy Queen

By: Pilar Pusey


Dairy Queen was founded in 1940 Juliet Illinois  by J.F. McCullough. McCullough was experimenting with ice cream to find a way to make it softer but not TOO soft.

Dairy Queen has 6,334 locations over the country there are 131 units in North Carolina.


Dairy Queen sells burgers, drinks, fries, sandwiches, ice cream, etc..


Start-Up Costs

$400,000 to $1,000,000

Royalty Fee

A payment to an owner for the use of property, especially patents, copyrighted works, franchises or natural resources. Dairy Queens royalty fee is 4% of Gross sales.


Franchise Fee

15 years

Terms of Agreement

$1,000 times the number of years under renewal term (but not to exceed $10,000).

Renewal Fee

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