Monday, March 14, 2016

Dairy Queen Has Major Expansion Plans for Massachusetts

A name familiar with soft-serve lovers is planning on opening a lot more outlets in the region.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Dairy Queen is looking to bring 60 franchised locations to Massachusetts over the next five years, which would nearly triple its presence in the state (which currently has 33 shops). A few cities and towns that appear to be getting DQs include Amherst, Billerica, Burlington, Peabody, Plymouth, Stoughton, and Worcester, and it looks like Vermont--which is the only New England state currently without a Dairy Queen--may finally get some outlets as well.

Existing locations of DQ in the Greater Boston area (and a bit beyond) include shops in Abington, Ashland, Beverly, Brockton, Foxboro, Hanover, Ipswich, Lawrence, Marlboro, Middleton, Natick, North Reading, Quincy, and Weymouth.

Dairy Queen, which first started out in Illinois in 1940, is owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway; in addition to soft-serve ice cream (including Blizzards, dipped cones, Dilly Bars, Buster Bars, and more), the chain also offers such food items as burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, and onion rings. The website for DQ can be found at

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Great Desserts from Boston-Area Spots]

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