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Jasper DQ destroyed by fire


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One of Jasper’s oldest eateries, the DQ, a landmark for several decades south of town, was destroyed in a Tuesday morning blaze.

   The Dairy Queen fire started around 6:30 a.m. before anyone had reported to work at the location, which has housed fast food restaurants for more than 50 years. 

   While watching crews continue to battle the blaze mid-morning, Pickens Fire Chief Sloan Elrod said the building had so many additions, each adding new roof sections, that it had been “impossible to get to the seat of the fire.”

The manager said, “This was like our home. The same people come every day; the same customers.”



See complete report in today's Progress.

Also longtime DQ employees talk about the fast food landmark's history.



Sharon Townsend
0 #1 Sharon Townsend 2014-07-15 22:01
We will miss the Dairy Queen, they had lots of good food and me and my mother would go there and eat. We would see some of our friends eating there also. It was a home away from home with all the people we know eating there.

I hope they will rebuild and reopen soon.
Sharon Townsend
0 #2 Sharon Townsend 2014-07-15 22:03
My mother and I loved to eat at the Dairy Queen. They had lots of good food and we would meet all of our friends. It was just like a family. We will miss the DQ but hopefully they can rebuild and reopen soon.

Sharon and Hazel Townsend
wanda fouts
-2 #3 wanda fouts 2014-07-16 02:01
Was the restaurant once known as the Burger Queen?
pinto colvig
-1 #4 pinto colvig 2014-07-16 15:42
one of the biggest tragedies in Pickens County history. RIP Dairy Queen...

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