Chapel Hill, NC --(PR.com)-- Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. has signed its first ever State Wide Area Development Agreement with a Franchisee, GMW Carolina, Inc. Dickey's working with GMW Carolina, Inc plan to expand into major markets throughout North Carolina. The agreement covers not only selling franchises but also supporting them once they are opened.
By leveraging local expertise, Dickey's believes it will be able to open locations faster, reduce expenses, and ensure high standards for quality barbecue will be met though out the country. New Owner / Operators will benefit from the knowledge that will be shared from an existing successful franchisee. Additional Area Developer agreements will be announced in the coming months.
GMW Carolina, Inc locally owns and operates locations in Cary and Durham, NC with a proven track record of success. They have plans to open a third location before the end of this year. The two area locations have been recognized with awards from Cary Today "Best New Restaurant in 2009" as well as from Citysearch for the "Best Place for Group Dinning" and "Best American Food".
Slow Cooked, Served Fast from the Start.
The original Dickey's opened in Dallas in 1941, with a simple goal – "Serve barbecue so good people will crave it. And don't make 'em wait too long to get it." That's still our mission today. And, the original store is still open for business. In fact, there are Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants all over the US. But more than 60 years later, we've remained a family business because operating any other way wouldn't be true to who we are. Our founder's sons - T.D. Dickey, Jr. and Roland Dickey – grew the business from one store to a small chain by the early 70's. And they're still involved today. Roland Dickey, Jr., the third generation of the family, is now President of Dickey's and with his team has doubled the size of the company in just eight years. The family secret to success? "Our barbecue is slow cooked and served fast at every restaurant. Every day."
Maureen and Gregory Woloszczuk founded GMW Carolina, Inc in 2006. Their mission is to provide customers a unique positive experience. This goal is carried out in all aspects of the business and is the guiding philosophy behind all decisions. They opened two locations in less than two years and continue to invest in the business and plan for continued expansion throughout North Carolina.