By Stephanie Johns
Dairy Queen (DQ) has plans to come to Madison, according to City Planning Director Monica Callahan.
Callahan shared this information during the July 8 meeting of the Madison City Council.
She said DQ will go in between Zaxby’s and the old car lot on Eatonton Road.
In addition to ice cream treats, such as Blizzards and sundaes, DQ also offers hamburgers, chicken strips, hotdogs, fries and salads.
According to plans prepared by Watkinsville-based ABE Consulting, the restaurant will have 2,612 square feet with 72 seats.
Callahan later shared that these plans will be presented at the July 23 meeting of the Madison Corridor Design Commission.
Abe Abouhamdan, president and CEO of ABE Consulting, shared that the lot has been graded and prepped in the past.
As for timing, Abouhamdan said that plans call for construction to begin “as soon as we can get it permitted.”
When looking at the “Landscape and Irrigation Plan” prepared by ABE Consulting, one sees a design for two more restaurants as well as proposed retail and office space.
Abouhamdan said that portion of the plan “shows how the rest of the property will be developed in future.”
Phase one, being DQ, will start as soon as possible while the rest probably will be built within the next five years, he said, “Depending on the market.”