NAMPA, Idaho, Oct. 24, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit welcomes new franchisees Dana and Cheryl Phillips to the nation's fastest growing barbecue chain.
"We have owned and operated our own business for the past 26 years," said Cheryl Phillips. "And we are looking forward to the opportunity Dickey's offers as we make changes in our life to be closer to our son's family."
Dana and Cheryl's son's family is living in Nampa with 4 of the 8 grandchildren. Setting up a Dickey's Barbecue in this location seemed only logical for the pair.
Cheryl was born in Washington and Dana was born in Tennessee. Cheryl was in banking for 10 years while Dana drove a semi-truck. Together they started an insurance agency that they have operated for the past 26 years.
"We are excited for the opportunity to stretch our wings and try a new venture," said Cheryl. "From all the literature we have read, the support Dickey's offers to help us succeed are amazing."
Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is well-known for their hot pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream and the big yellow cups. The quick-serve barbecue chain has grown exponentially over the years and is said to have 200 stores by year's end.
Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the fastest growing barbecue chain in the country. Beginning with an aggressive growth strategy and proven business model, and since implementing its proprietary five revenue streams for business growth, Dickey's is on track to become the largest barbecue chain in the country by the end of 2011. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants can be found in more than 35 states and 177 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Pit