DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — It was three years ago that Ali Haidous opened the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill, making his dream of become a restaurant owner in his hometown of Dearborn come true.
Unlike other Dairy Queens, they serve up more than just ice cream.
“Some of the food sections are burgers, chicken strips, fries, cheese curds, salads,” said Haidous.
WE'RE OPEN DETROIT: Ali Haidous is the franchise owner of @DairyQueen in Dearborn, and says they too need people to order out during this time. They are offering the same deals they did before the quarantine, along with new ones. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/K2zBnzK9lB— Ali Hoxie (@ali_hoxie) April 16, 2020
The way they do business has changed. Managers now take the temperature of their employees before work. If they have a temperature or feel any symptoms of coronavirus, employees are sent home.
“All the employees must be wearing masks at all times, wearing gloves at all times,” said Haidous.
What has not changed during this time is the restaurants deals. They offer 20 percent off to anyone with a work ID, which Haidous says Ford employees working at the nearby headquarters routinely take advantage of. That deal, still in place during quarantine.
The deals sweetens up for first responders.
“Any police officers, and fire fighters personnel, we offer them 50 percent instead of 20 percent,” said Haidous.
Dairy Queen Grill and Chill is teaming up with the Dearborn Police Department to make birthday’s special.
Police are encouraging parents to call them to set up a drive-by, police lights and all, to help celebrate birthdays under the age of 12.
They will also be handing out coupons for the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill as part of a birthday treat.