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Massapequa Scoop: DQ Coming

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

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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Warren Teich February 02, 2013 at 05:38 AM
I remember going there many times. I work around the corner from there and I think they closed in 1987. I started working at my job in 86 and went there all the time, I am waiting 26 years for a new Dairy Queen even though its 50 miles from my home. Warren
Kathleen February 27, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Will it be a drive thru?
Keith McGuinness April 08, 2013 at 03:33 AM
YES!!! It's about time!!! A DQ Grill & Chill Coming Soon to Long Island, how great is that? When will it be coming? I drive passed Massapequa to get to work everyday, and knowing that there's a DQ on the way, I will finally have a place to get good food, plus the best ice cream on the planet! Sorry McDonald's Burger King, Wendy's and Taco Bell...
Jason Molinet April 08, 2013 at 09:02 PM
DQ is closer to reality. Massapequa location is now hiring: http://massapequa.patch.com/articles/massapequa-dq-to-hire-100
Deborah May 10, 2013 at 09:35 PM
There used to be a Dairy Queen in Plainview, on Old Country Road, a couple of blocks East of S. Oyster Bay Rd. --- But they left about 50-55 years ago! I think they left around or just before 1960. (Boy, I'm dating myself!!) Now there are homes there. It will be great to have DQ on LI.

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