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Posted on Oct 27, 2015

Real Talk with Real Owners: Kevin Vuu of Whittier, CA

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Originally from Monterey Park, Kevin Vuu opened his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in April 2015 in Whittier. As a native Californian, he grew up in a culture that values delicious, quality food.

As a college graduate, Kevin became an IT systems administrator and worked for the city government. He did well in that business, but decided that he would rather operate his own business and work for himself.

For almost a decade Kevin looked for the right business opportunity. At first, he thought about opening his own concept and starting out solo, but after researching his options he realized that he would not only have a safety net, but ongoing support on the franchise route by picking the right franchise partner. One day he walked into a local Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and knew this was the right opportunity for him.

As a new franchise owner, Kevin is already starting to see his efforts pay off. He opened less than six months ago and has already built a loyal guest following. “This community loves good food,” Kevin says. “We are mostly carnivores here! I’m grateful that the corporate office saw the potential in this community and helped me find this location.”

And speaking of the community, Kevin has already made himself known through Dickey’s community marketing toolkit. He also donated barbecue caterings to local schools when they started the fall semester last month and donates meals to the local fire department. He is an active member in two Chambers of Commerce in surrounding cities. Kevin knows that community is key to business and personal success, and he is starting to experience that success. He is already planning to open two more stores in Cypress and Lakewood! 

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