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Former Dairy Queen to reopen as Mark's

By By JULIE RUSSELL The Brewton Standard
Almost a year after Dairy Queen closed for business the building with the red roof on Douglas Avenue will be reincarnated as Mark's, and will also have the same familial ownership.
Sexton expects the ice cream to be one of the most popular items, and the restaurant will serve a variety of choices-from banana splits and parfaits to ice cream cakes and Twisters. Twisters are ice cream blended with your choice of candy – M&M's, Oreos or Butterfingers, to name a few.
Mark's began taking applications last week, and 15 to 20 employees were hired in a rather short time span.
The restaurant is slated to open tomorrow, Monday, July 25. Hours will be 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant will feature on its menu foot long hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken strips, and customers will be able to choose between French fries or mashed potatoes.
Brewton City Clerk John Angel's eyes gleamed as he remembered when Dairy Queen was open.
The employees were busy training this week and will be ready to serve the public when Mark's opens for business Monday.
"I think everybody will like it," employee Jessie Majors said. "It'll be something different."