PASCO -- The fast food restaurant famous for its Blizzards and chocolate-dipped ice cream cones is coming soon to Pasco's Road 68 area.
A DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant is under construction at the corner of Burden Boulevard and Convention Drive.
Kerry Tierney, who owns Stony Lake Enterprises of Walla Walla with his brother Tom Tierney, said they hope to open the restaurant in August or September.
It will look similar to the DQ Grill & Chill the brothers own on Gage Boulevard in Kennewick and will offer the same products, including Orange Julius items, Tierney said.
It will be Stony Lake Enterprises' fifth store in the Tri-Cities. The company also owns the two Kennewick Dairy Queens and the Richland Dairy Queen on Jadwin Avenue. They also have a Walla Walla and a Yakima store.
The Pasco Dairy Queen on West Court Street is owned by another company.
The new $314,400 restaurant at 6715 Burden Boulevard will be about 2,600 square feet. Zeigler Construction Co. of Pasco is building it.
Tierney estimates they will hire 40 to 60 people. While many will be part-time, there will be full-time jobs too, he said.
The Road 68 area is a growing location, and the corner of Burden Boulevard and Convention Drive is near TRAC and soccer and baseball fields, Tierney said.
"We think it's a great area," he said. "Tri-Cities has really embraced all of our stores, and we are really thankful for that."
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