Jul 28, 2014

Massapequa Scoop: DQ Coming

Restaurant chain famous for its ice cream treats plans to open first Long Island location on Sunrise Highway.

Massapequa Scoop: DQ Coming

RiDQulous news, ice cream fans.

Dairy Queen has announced plans to open a restaurant in Massapequa.

The Minnesota-based company’s website has a DQ Grill and Chill restaurant coming soon at 5366 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa, near the Westfield Mall.

DQ spokesman Dean A. Peters said the location is expected to open in early May. 

No word on who the franchisee is.

Dairy Queen has more than 4,500 locations nationwide, but this would be the first on Long Island.

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While DQ is famous for its ice cream, shakes and Blizzard frozen treats, the chain also serves burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and chicken. That puts it in direct competition with some entrenched Massapequa businesses, from Friendly's to All-American Hamburger.

Peters said DQ also plans to open locations in Manhattan and Staten Island in 2013.

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