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Dickey’s BBQ Not Only Serves Great Traditional Barbecue Foods, But It Also Provides Support To First Responders

With 500 locations in 44 U.S. states and seven countries, Dickey’s BBQ Franchise restaurants are known for serving traditional barbecue dishes. A recent article on the Dallas Morning News website takes a look at the history of this barbecue chain, which continues to move forward and thrive.

Starting with one small barbecue spot in Dallas in 1941, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit company has continuously grown through the years.

According to Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Capital Group, the chain’s Texas barbecue remains authentic because they still maintain the same methods that were used by his father and grandfather. They utilize their special seasonings and sauce on the best-quality meats, and each location burns hickory wood in its cooking process.

When Roland Dickey Sr. and his brother Travis Dickey Jr. assumed leadership roles with the chain in 1967, they added more menu items, including smoked meats. The chain steadily grew, and began franchising its restaurants in 1994.

In 1999, Roland Dickey Jr. started working for Dickey’s Franchise Guarantee, and by 2011 had advanced to the CEO position. Under his leadership, the chain added more than 400 restaurants across much of America.

The CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants since 2016 has been Laura Rea Dickey. Not only has she technologically advanced the chain, but she has helped to establish chain locations in countries such as Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil.

Dickey’s is now the world’s largest franchise barbecue chain, and is still owned by the Dickey family. In addition to serving great barbecue food, the chain’s Dickey Foundation has consistently been providing first responders with donations of food and equipment. Go here for additional information.


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