UPDATE SEPT 21, 2018
If you are wondering what the construction is behind Academy and Kroger, MySaline broke the news two months ago that Dairy Queen is building a location in Saline County. Well they have now broken ground and are putting in utilities and moving dirt. They are not right on the corner of Highway 5 N and Alcoa Road, but a little to the east, next to Pie Five Pizza. They originally told me that they hope to be open by the end of the year. The pictures above and below are from September 21, 2018.
ORIGINAL JULY 23, 2018
I’ve known for several months that a certain popular restaurant was coming to town. But which town? No one was able to verify for me whether it was coming to Benton or Bryant. The restaurant is Dairy Queen. And I confirmed today with management that the new location is right at the Benton/Bryant border. It will be near the southeast corner of Alcoa Road and Highway 5 North.
If you followed my old blog in 2005-2007 that was only about Benton (BentOnBenton.com – now defunct), then you know that I cried for a solid week when that particular franchise owner decided to close their doors. They used to be on the south side of Interstate 30, somewhere around where IHOP is now, but I can’t remember exactly where. I’m sure some readers can enlighten me.
The Dairy Queen manager I spoke with told me to expect the new restaurant in the next several months.