DALLAS, April 11, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue, the world's largest and fastest growing barbecue franchise, has signed an exclusive agreement with Sysco Corporation, the largest foodservice distributor in North America, to provide its franchises with a wide range of foodservice products.
"We've experienced a phenomenal growth rate over the last two years and expect to open at least 100 new locations in 2012," said Roland Dickey, Jr. president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We're thrilled to announce this agreement with Sysco that will only strengthen the partnership between our companies and drive more growth for Dickey's."
Dickey's agreement with Sysco is a significant milestone for the fast-casual restaurant chain as it offers added value through substantial cost savings and improved efficiencies for franchise owners. The agreement with Sysco is the latest step in Dickey's aggressive growth strategy.
"We are pleased to partner with Dickey's as its exclusive food distributor," said Marc Percival, senior regional vice president of Contract Sales at Sysco. "We are committed to provide them the value and trust they deserve, so that their patrons can continue to experience an enjoyable dining experience for years to come."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. The company began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. Dickey's currently has more than 220 locations in 36 states nationwide.
Dickey's Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce. All meats are slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.
Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the world's largest barbecue franchise. 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 maintain its 61% growth rate in 2012. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants can now be found in 36 states and over 220 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 177 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2011 that ended July 2, 2011, the company generated record sales of more than $39 billion. For more information about Sysco visit the company's Internet home page at www.sysco.com and for investor relations news follow us at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock.
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