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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.

Southern California will Soon Get a Taste of Texas Barbecue with Five New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Locations

(Huntington Beach, CA) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding again throughout Southern California with new locations planned for Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Cerritos/Artesia, Lakewood and Yorba Linda. The five-store development agreement with PK Group, Inc. will open the first location in Huntington Beach in early 2017. The Costa Mesa store will follow in late summer to early fall of 2017.

Couple Opens First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Louisville

“Louisville has a lot of restaurant options, but was missing the slow smoked Texas barbecue that Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers,” said first time franchise owner David Robinson. “Dickey’s offers a top notch product and I know it’s going be well received in the Louisville area.”

Restaurant Leader Takes on Barbecue with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Fletcher

“I was looking for a strong and growing brand with excellent quality food. We have the best barbecue I have ever tasted. I loved it so much I wanted to open my own Dickey’s near my home,” said first time franchisee, Mike Wiemers. “Fletcher is a great town and I’m excited about serving great barbecue and meeting new guests.”