SANDUSKY, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests visiting Cedar Point will have even more taste-tempting options to choose from this summer. And you won't even have to be in the park.
In May, the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant near the entrance to the Cedar Point Causeway in Sandusky.
The seasonal franchise will replace the East of Chicago pizza chain that has been in operation at the corner of Fifth Street and Cedar Point Drive since 2001.
The new DQ Grill & Chill location will offer an expanded menu that will not only include burgers, fries, extensive kids' menu and the Dairy Queen system's extremely popular Blizzard® Flavor Treats and a variety of ice cream desserts, but also hot dogs, wraps and grilled sandwiches. It will also be open in the morning and will serve breakfast favorites such as egg sandwiches, hash browns, pancakes, coffee and juice to guests who want to get an early start on their day of rides and roller coasters.
Another popular menu item will be the Orange Julius® premium fruit smoothies and fruit drinks.
"We are extremely excited about bringing the DQ Grill and Chill restaurant to Cedar Point," said Jack Highsmith, Cedar Point's vice president of accommodations and franchise food. "The DQ Grill & Chill concept has national recognition and a broad appeal to our guests. Plus, it will be able to provide a variety of menu options and ice cream treats all day long."
Before opening, the building will be completely renovated to give the facility a fresh, new appearance. When completed, all of the seating areas, furnishings, rest rooms and food equipment will be replaced producing an interior that will be warm, welcoming and stylish. Outside, there will be new signage, landscaping, expanded drive-thru service and patio seating with decorative fencing.
When completed, the renovation project will cost approximately $1.5 million. A May opening is planned, however, an exact opening day has not been determined. After opening, the restaurant will be open daily through Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5. It will also reopen for weekends through Oct. 29-30.
For additional information about the new DQ Grill & Chill location, please visit the park's web site at www.cedarpoint.com or call Cedar Point's General Information Line at 419.626.2350.
SOURCE Cedar Point