Foodservice Equipment Reports

DQ Goes Double-Decker In Saudi Arabia

In a region where the average daily temperature measures three digits, Dairy Queen has opened its largest store, a 7,500-sq.-ft. unit seating 240 customers. The DQ Chill & Grill in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is the chain’s first two-story restaurant. The Minneapolis company, which also operates stores in Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, will build five more units this year and plans to have 32 locations across the kingdom by 2015 under a franchise deal with retailer Al Safwa Food Group.