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Tampa Bay Times: Air Force Veteran to Open DQ Grill & Chill® in Lutz
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.

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