Brooklyn’s first Dairy Queen open for business
by Holly Bieler
Nov 03, 2015 | 8595 views | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brooklyn’s very first Dairy Queen opened last week in East Williamsburg, bringing dozens of new jobs to the area and officially marking the chain’s presence in each of the city’s five boroughs.

Cheetah Liu, manger of the 2,300-square-foot Graham Avenue restaurant, said he was extremely excited to open the new store, especially in a borough known for its diverse tastes and embracing of different foods.

“Here in Brooklyn, people are very open-minded,” he said. “They come from different areas, so they’re willing to try all different types of cuisines. Even ice cream has different styles.”

Liu said that the majority of the new store’s employees lived in the area, with 90 percent of his 50-person staff able to commute by foot.

“The employees have been very friendly,” he said of the new hires.

Thus far, he said, his new Brooklyn neighbors had also been extremely friendly and excited about the chain’s opening.

“People have been absolutely excited,” he said. “I really appreciate it.”

One new customer, particularly excited, congratulated Liu on a job well done.

“This is the cleanest Dairy Queen I’ve ever seen,” he said.
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