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Monday, Jul 13, 2020


Dallas-based barbecue chain finishes the quarter strong as it maps out future new locations across the U.S.

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DALLAS (July 9, 2020) – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is maintaining its long-standing status as the world’s largest barbecue franchise with a robust roster of new store openings and new franchise agreements across the U.S.

After an impressive second quarter, Dickey’s continued the momentum by opening six new locations, including one in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and two in Texas. The family-owned and operated franchise with locations across North America and several international outposts in Eurasia and the Middle East is on track to open 30 additional restaurants in the U.S. by September.

“During this challenging time in our industry, we have been proud to continue serving our authentic Texas-style barbecue and Southern hospitality across the country,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.  “Our development team has also been busy the last three months signing deals in new areas like Rhode Island and expanding in Nevada, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas. Whether it’s a stand-alone location, food trucks, or travel centers – we have great options for everyone.”

About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 79 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with two international locations in the UAE and operates over 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal, QSR Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News.