GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The wait is almost over. On January 20th, the new Dairy Queen in Goose Creek will officially open for business. The new restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m.
To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 people to buy one of its cakes will win a burger every week for a year at DQ.
To prepare for opening day, employees started training on January 10th.
According to restaurant owner, Brad Walker, approximately 60 people will work at the new restaurant which sits off of Highway 52.
The Dairy Queen in Goose Creek is only the beginning. Walker says he has plans to build other Dairy Queens throughout the lowcountry, too.
“We are currently working on restaurant number two in West Ashley. We’re also looking at Summerville. We’re looking at Mount Pleasant. We plan to build several Dairy Queens in North Charleston,” Walker said. “A lot of people think of Dairy Queen as just treats, but we’re actually a very big
player in the quick service restaurant.”
Walker says it took him two years to find the perfect location and decided to build the restaurant on the site of the old Japanese restaurant, Tenichi Steak House, after falling in love with its visibility to the road and central location to everything else.
“I spent the last two years traveling to the Charleston market and looking at different locations, and the very first place I went to was Goose Creek due to the amount of growth the city is experiencing. Also, the demographics fits us very well,” said Walker, who made the move to Mount Pleasant from Akron, Ohio about a year ago. “Also, look what’s happening with the school system. It’s just exploding. That’s why we chose the area we did.”
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