Franchisee Carlos Saenz has been planning to open a franchise for nearly five years.
Air force veteran Carlos Saenz will open his first DQ Grill & Chill® location in Lutz at the end of March after an exciting journey since he first inquired about franchising opportunities in August 2012.
"It's a unique brand," Saenz said. "There's nothing like it. People remember their first time at Dairy Queen®."
Saenz and his family have lived in the area for fifteen years, and his wife is a first-grade teacher in Pasco County. He plans to partner with local schools through the DQ® restaurant for "spirit night" fundraising events, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the schools.
"This is going to be the fans' DQ," said Saenz.
Click here to read the full article.