Dairy Queen Set to Open Mid-June on Grafton St. in Worcester

Dairy Queen Set to Open Mid-June on Grafton St. in Worcester

WORCESTER – The Dairy Queen on Grafton St. in Worcester is expected to open just in time for summer vacation.

According to sources familiar with the ongoing build out of the restaurant, the building itself will be completed at the end of May, but the installation of the restaurant’s utilities will delay the opening until sometime in the middle of June.

No specific opening date has been officially announced. Last fall, however, it was reported that the restaurant would be open Feb. 2018 “the latest.” The reason for the opening being delayed for several months is unknown. 

The restaurant will be located next to a plaza at 725 Grafton St. 


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The “DQ Grill and Chill” restaurant will be a 72-seat, 2,800 sq foot space with a drive thru.  The kitchen will feature an open-air grill, and the restaurant will have separate “Grill” and “Chill” sections, booths, large wooden tables, warm lighting and music. 

The restaurant will also have a 20-seat outdoor patio. There will be parking for nearly 50 cars. Additional parking will available in the plaza area shared with Advanced Auto Parts and Family Dollar. 

The menu will feature made-to-order quarter- and half-pound GrillBurgers™, Chicken Strip Baskets, DQ® Bakes!™ Hot Sandwiches and snack melts as well as DQ soft serve favorites – including signature Blizzard® Treats, MooLatté® frozen blended coffee beverages, DQ Bakes!™ Hot Desserts, DQ® Cakes and select Orange Julius®beverages.

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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.