Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Inks Four-Store Development Agreement To Mark 100th Location in California

Owner/Operator Michael Tucker owns La Quinta location, with stores in Indio, Moreno Valley and Redlands on the way

February 11, 2016 // Franchising.com // Indio, CA - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is proud to announce plans to open its 100th California location. The nation’s largest barbecue chain already boasts over 530 locations in 43 states and is one of the fastest growing franchise concepts nationwide. After Texas, the state of California has the most Dickey’s locations with new stores opening every week across the state.

Owner/Operators Michael and Margarita Tucker currently own the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in La Quinta and have signed a development agreement to open three more stores in Indio, Moreno Valley and Redlands in 2016. An award-winning entrepreneur, Michael Tucker also owns several franchises with Dallas-based convenience store 7-Eleven. He won the prestigious Retailer Initiative award for three consecutive years with the convenience store franchise. “I have been a business owner for most of my life, but the support I receive from Dickey’s makes all the difference,” Tucker says. “Dickey’s is not only a fun and happy place to work, it has systems and processes in place to support franchisees and is committed to our success.”

“Dickey’s experienced rapid growth from 2015 to 2016 and much of that growth took place throughout the West Coast,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are proud to announce our 100th store in California and plan to continue our expansion nationwide and abroad in the future.”

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

To find the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit nearest you, go to: [https://www.dickeys.com/locations]. Find Dickey’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

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 530 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.

SOURCE Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 

Media Contact:

Michelle George
Public Relations Specialist
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
(972) 248-9899 ext. 235


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