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Tag Archives: Dairy Queen in Grand Prairie

DQ in GP opens

29 Apr

Ah….Dairy Queen.  The “DQ”.   Classics like “Hungerbuster”  “Blizzard” and the ever-lovin’ “Country Baskets” are now available in Grand Prairie.

FOR DAYS there has been at least 12 cars in the line every time I pass…but today I got lucky and only a few people were in the drive-thru so I hopped on-board to give the place a spin.

As a place for sweet treats go-  DQ never disappoints.  Dilly Bar to Banana Splits…they know their stuff.

It’s everything else on the menu I have…over  time… grown weary of.

Limp and worn-out fries.   Stale toast and generic burgers.   I don’t think I can tell you how long it had been since I had actually had food from a DQ.

I ended up sitting in the drive-thru for almost 15 mins and I spent that time lowering all expectations.  I can remember enjoying DQ back in the day.     So I was hoping that this new store and I could start fresh.

And …..we already stumble out the gate.   I had the Country Basket…steak fingers…complete with cold fries….almost burnt fingers….and a fantastic malt.

Everything just tasted salty.   SUPER salty and overly processed.  I think I would have had better luck picking up some steak fingers and fries from the frozen foods department of a grocer and making them myself.

It’s just that it all comes across as bland and boring ….and that is dangerous when we have places like Smashburger and Raising Cane’s as alternatives.

I’m still rootin’ for ya DQ.  You got this ice-cream thing down….so why don’t you double-back and work on freshening-up that food menu, folks.

 

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Grand Prairie Gets a Dairy Queen

29 Jan

I was visiting the outlet mall in Grand Prairie and saw this sign.  This has so many layers to it that it’s funny to me.   First of all…the sign itself.   You might not be able to read it, but on the left…under the DFWQ.com is the phrase “Better than you remember”.

Does that mean they think …we think..or remember them as SUCKY??

Come on back folks….we aren’t crappy anymore.

If it’s DQ being honest, I gotta love it.  Once upon a time they were my absolute favorite hamburger stand when I lived in Oklahoma.   They used broilers and made burgers that had that char….like Burger King…only better.    And the Lord knows the locations in Arlington and Cedar Hill are both pretty low on my go-to list thanks to a few bad experiences (both in service and food taste/quality) over the past few years,so I have high hopes for this new location in GP.  

GP, compared to nearby Arlington and even Irving, has always had a small-town vibe to it.   So I think a DQ will be a great fit there.   It’s also funny because I have never actually seen a NEW DQ being built before.  I always see them on the highway or something in very old…still original buildings.      Also..knowing that DQ and Orange Julius are now under the same roof..there is another reason to visit this new location….and…..butterfinger blizzards……..dilly bars…..chocolate malts….HURRY UP and build it already!!!  I need a Country Basket….stat!