About Us

GUILT-FREE ICE CREAM!? Absolutely.

100% of the profits from every business in our portfolio of brands goes straight to helping those in need.  We are not your average multi-brand, multi-unit operators.  While DQ is currently our only brand, we plan to expand our portfolio with new brands and new locations for years to come.

All of our DQ Grill & Chills are owned and operated by Lakeview Center, a non-profit organization.  Lakeview Center is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services committed to a single mission: Helping People Throughout Life’s Journey..

Because of Lakeview, people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders can get the treatment they need, people with disabilities can find employment, and children who have experienced abuse or neglect can know safety and stability.

And if you live in the Tampa area, you’ll be happy to hear that our GCE division provides all the food and custodial services on MacDill Air Force Base.  So in addition to helping employ over three thousand people in multiple states and the District of Columbia, we also keep our soldiers fed and clean. Thats a win win!  You can learn more about our mission at www.elakeviewcenter.org

So enjoy your DQ ice cream without guilt knowing that you are supporting those less fortunate.