What Time Does Dairy Queen Start Serving Lunch?

November 23, 2022

It can be frustrating showing up to a restaurant too early for lunchtime food to be served, especially if you don’t have the luxury of sitting and waiting for the menu changeover. Many places that serve both breakfast and lunch foods will reserve kitchen space for breakfast food preparation until a certain hour of the day, then switch the focus to lunch. But if you have an early breakfast and want to follow it up with an early lunch — or just find yourself craving chicken strips at 10 a.m. — you may be stuck waiting to grab a bite at a fast-food restaurant.

Dairy Queen has over 7,000 locations across the world. Gravy Analytics reports that it is the fourth most popular ice cream chain in United States, and one of the largest ice cream chains in the world. The chain’s breakfast hours begin at 7:00 a.m., according to Open Hours, and its locations serve biscuit sandwiches and pancakes until 10:30 (via Dairy Queen). After that, customers can begin to order lunchtime food.

Grab some lunch and a dessert in one stop

According to Open Hours, Dairy Queen’s lunch hours vary by location. At most, lunch begins being served as early as 10:30 a.m. during the week, and 11:00 a.m. on the weekends. If you find yourself craving a bacon cheeseburger or chicken strips before that time, the site notes that some participating locations outside of Texas will serve up the Meal Deals during all business hours – just be sure to call and check with your local Dairy Queen before ordering.

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