For us, tradition is important!

historyThe Dairi-O tradition of serving great food in a fun atmosphere started back in 1947, in what was a hamburger joint in King, NC. That take-out restaurant quickly grew into a popular hangout spot, well known for its hot dogs and specialty milkshakes.

Today, residents of King take great pride in the fact that the Dairi-O tradition started right in their backyard. The unique restaurant design with a giant milkshake and two straws is more than just a gathering place where people come to hang out with friends and family while enjoying a great meal, it is a landmark of the community that commemorate the heritage of King and Dairi-O.

Much has changed from the day back in 1947 when Dairi-O first opened, selling hotdogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill. Dairi-O now offers healthier options such as specialty salads, grilled chicken wraps, veggie burgers, and more, to provide our customers a wider variety of delicious food options.

One thing hasn’t changed, and that is Dairi-O’s commitment to delivering fresh, premium-quality food to our patrons in a fun and family friendly atmosphere!


Our food is prepared fresh with only the highest quality ingredients. We are sincere and authentic; no script, always the real thing.
We care about the well-being and success of every person.  We strive to make  a difference in each other and the communities we serve.
We always provide high standards of hospitality to our guests, it’s our way of life. We respect and listen to our team and those we serve.
Our actions embody empathy and compassion, which guide us in everything we do. It’s our way of serving our team and our community.