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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Makes Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List

(Dallas, TX) Entrepreneur Magazine has released its annual Franchise 500 List and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has ranked 101 on the list of top franchises. As a contender with national established franchised brands across multiple business categories, the nation’s largest barbecue chain stands out with its rapidly growing franchise program.

Year over year, Dickey’s saw a 19 percent increase in unit growth and more than 40 percent growth over the last three years. “We are proud to be featured as one of the top companies in this prestigious annual Franchise 500 issue,” said Dickey’s CEO Roland Dickey, Jr. “Since 1994, our franchise program has expanded exponentially nationwide, and we look forward to continuing to expand both nationally and even internationally in the future.”

To learn more about franchising with Dickeys, visit www.dickeys.com/franchise or call 866-340-6188.

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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 540 locations in 43 states. Dickey’s was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.

Retired Army Engineer Joins the Barbecue Business with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

“I worked as an assistant manager for a restaurant before joining the army. I have always wanted to own my own business and Dickeys offered a great opportunity,” said local owner, Timothy Brock. “Macomb hasn’t been exposed to really great barbecue and I think they are ready for authentic slow smoked barbecue... Dickey’s style!”

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Gains Operational Insight across 500 Stores with Advanced Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

Business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse solutions provider iOLAP Inc. has combined Syncsort’s DMX data integration software with Yellowfin’s BI platform and Amazon Redshift for data warehousing to provide one of America’s most successful food chains, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, with deep operational insight across its 500 U.S. restaurants.