Dairy Queen gets a makeover

HARLNGEN — Even a classic look like a Dairy Queen doesn’t last forever.

The DQ at 1613 N. 77 Sunshine Strip is in the midst of a $280,000 makeover.

Yesterday, crews were busy at work on both the interior and exterior of the building.

As crew chief Cesar Sanchez looked over blueprints for the project, at least a half-dozen workers were busy from the roof down on the project that initially was supposed to be completed by the first of this year.

Although the company is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Texans are some of Dairy Queen’s best customers and the state leads the nation in the number of DQ franchises.

In all, DQ has 6,400 restaurants in 27 countries.

Dairy Queen has another franchise at Loop 499 in Harlingen, and franchises in Raymondville, Los Fresnos, Elsa and Brownsville.

Efforts to reach the owner of the franchise were unsuccessful.