Dickey's Barbecue Pit

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 70 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a selection of pit smoked meats, home style sides, barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. The fast-casual, family-friendly concept has expanded to over 400 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. Nation’s Restaurant News named Dickey’s Barbecue one of the “Top Five Growth Chains” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine.


In 1967, Travis' sons Travis, Jr. and Roland took over Dickey's Barbecue Pit, expanding menu items and locations. In 2006, Roland Dickey, Jr. (the third generation of the Dickey family) assumed the role of President and CEO of the privately held, family-owned company.


In the first quarter of 2012, Dickey’s announced a 93 percent lease growth with 29 new building leases signed. This is nearly double the number of leases the company signed in 2011. In addition, the company claims it has reduced the average lease turn-around time from 102 to 57 days.[1]


  1. ^ "Market Watch" April 17, 2012 "[1]"

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