All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester

All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester

WORCESTER – All hail the Queen.

Thursday marked the much-anticipated opening of popular fast food chain, Dairy Queen, on Grafton St. in Worcester.

The restaurant — which from the outside looks like a typical Dairy Queen Grill and Chill — welcomed customers at its entrance with a “Welcome to Your Worcester DQ” sign.

 

All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester 1

DQ Sign at Entrance/Photo Credit: Heather Cameron for ThisWeekinWorcester.com

 

Dairy Queen opened at 11 AM on Thursday and, by 2 PM, the parking lot was nearly full and the drive through line wrapped around the building, but the busiest part of the restaurant was inside of it. The line inside was quite long, snaking around the front and extending to the back of the restaurant. 

 

All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester 2

Lines were out the door and backed up at the drive thru at DQ on Opening Day/Photo Credit: Heather Cameron for ThisWeekinWorcester.com

 

It was so busy, in fact, that customers approached the line at the door and at the drive-thru and change their minds. They turned around and left to try again another day. 

As she handled customers’ orders, a worker named Jenny said that “it’s been crazy all day and it will probably be just as busy through the afternoon.” 

The customers at Dairy Queen were altogether surprised by just how busy the restaurant was.

 

All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester 3

West Boylston resident Ryan, at the new DQ/Photo Credit: Heather Cameron for ThisWeekinWorcester.com

 

Some customers like a young man named, Ryan, were visiting Dairy Queen for a lunch break and a sweet dessert. Ryan said, “I wanted to see how the Worcester Dairy Queen would compare to some of the others in different towns.” 

Ryan, a West Boylston resident, said he had been to the DQ on West Boylston St. in West Boylston and that Dairy Queen’s food “never disappoints.”

Another man, Aide, stopped on his commute to the fast food chain in order to purchase an ice cream cake for his wife’s birthday. As he was standing in line, Aide said,”I have never actually had Dairy Queen before, but I am excited to try it.” 

 

All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester 4

Aide waits in line with an ice cream cake/Photo Credit: Heather Cameron for ThisWeekinWorcester.com

The Worcester Dairy Queen is already in full service, providing the community with tasty food and memorable experiences that families and friends can share over a delicious dessert. 

On such a warm day, Dairy Queen’s trademark ice cream, the Blizzard, as well as their other delicious sundaes, were the best way to cool down and the most popular items ordered on the lunch rush. 

Perhaps Dairy Queen’s biggest fan today was an eight year old girl named Valerie. She was happily eating ice cream and she exclaimed that, “Dairy Queen always has the best ice cream. I know because I’ve tried it before and I love all of it!”

 

All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester 5


Follow us on The016.com, the social network for Worcester and you!

Recent Headlines

Facebook Comments

Author

  • All Hail the Queen: DQ Opens Up to Huge Crowd in Worcester 6

    Heather Cameron is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Education and a Master's degree in English. She is an adaptable writer and has worked with multiple genres including literary analyses, book critiques, ethnographies, how-to-guides, and an extensive Master's thesis that focused on the field of journalism. She is excited to contribute to a news source that concentrates on a city that holds many wonderful memories for her.