Carrie Rengers

New DQ Grill & Chill likely for west side

Jeff and Jana Pinney, who own a Maize DQ Grill & Chill similar to this one, hope to open a second one on the west side.
Jeff and Jana Pinney, who own a Maize DQ Grill & Chill similar to this one, hope to open a second one on the west side. Courtesy photo

West-siders, you’re losing one Dairy Queen, but you’re likely gaining a new DQ Grill & Chill.

“We’re going to be sending in an application to do another store here by the end of September,” says Jeff Pinney, who owns the DQ in Maize with his wife, Jana.

That DQ is at the northeast corner of 37th and Maize Road in front of Wichita State University West and across from Menards.

Dairy Queen will pick the second location for the Pinneys.

“We make suggestions,” Jeff Pinney says.

There are about four sites in the running at the moment. Pinney doesn’t want to pinpoint them yet, but he says they’re on the west side closer to Kellogg.

By the time corporate selects a site and plans are made, it’ll likely be next summer before construction starts.

“Plus, I gotta send in mega chunks of money to them,” Pinney says.

He says the Maize DQ is doing well but will do even better as development continues along the Maize Road corridor.

“They’re coming our way.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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