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By Ed Duffy

Phil Rash, owner of the Dairy Queen on Hwy 85/87 in Fountain, reports that they'll soon be offering Orange Julius in addition to their grill and chill Dairy Queen menu. He hopes to be serving the frothy, all natural fruit drinks and premium fruit smoothies by the 1st of August.

Dairy Queen actually purchased Orange Julius more than 20 years ago, but only recently began a big push to combine the line with Dairy Queen franchise store.

"They made it easy." says Rash, "All we had to pay for was the equipment, and they got that configured to where it only takes up about 4 extra feet of counter space."

Rash says he may hire 1-2 new employees per shift, depending on demand, to handle the station. He has other improvements and even expansion planned for the current location, perhaps later this year.

Dairy Queen, Fountain is located at 7010 S. Hwy 85/87 in Fountain just south of Fontaine Blvd at the intersection of Carson Blvd and Hwy 85/87.