Food & Drink

Blizzards and Buster Bars coming to Star when new Dairy Queen opens

Star is about to get its first Dairy Queen Chill & Grill. Construction is underway. This is what it will look like.
Star is about to get its first Dairy Queen Chill & Grill. Construction is underway. This is what it will look like.

Construction is underway at Star’s first Dairy Queen Grill & Chill. It will be at 11735 W. State St., near the Pinewood Lakes subdivision.

Owner Annelise Phillips worked in her grandparents’ Dairy Queens when she was a teenager. They owned three in Oregon.

Now that her husband has retired from the military and the couple has moved to Idaho, she wanted to get into the old family business — making people smile by handing them a Buster Bar, one of DQ’s signature treats.

Dairy Queen has been an American staple since the 1940s. It serves a variety of burgers, sandwiches and fries. But its signature is its soft-serve ice cream and other treats, such as Blizzards and Chocolate Dipped Cones.

Phillips is on track to be open by mid-August, she says.

Dairy Queen is a franchise with more than 6,000 stores in the U.S., Canada and other countries. There are currently six Dairy Queens in the Treasure Valley.

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