ORANGE PARK, Fla., May 20, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit is steering growth to Orange Park. New Owner's David and Bridgette Lowe just signed a lease and are ready to bring slow smoke barbecue to the area.
"We chose Dickey's because they have a great business model," said new franchise owner David Lowe. "They have a good track record in supporting the military and getting involved in local communities and charities – that was important to us."
David is a Florida native. He served in the United States Air Force and the Florida Air National Guard as an E-8 Senior Master Sergeant. David and his wife, Bridgette have been married for 13 years and have two children.
A recent study shows that veteran-owned franchises generate more than $41 billion annually and employ 1.5 million people. G.I. Jobs Magazine recently name Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants as a Top Military Friendly Franchise for 2012. Dickey's discounts franchise fees for all honorably discharged veterans who meet the franchise criteria and are approved through the application process. The honor of being ranked as a Military Friendly Franchise is only shared by 10% of all franchises nationwide.
"I'm proud to welcome the Lowes into the Dickey's family," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "As a veteran, David has provided our country with a great service and we are happy to be part of this next phase in his life."
Dickey's Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce. All meats are slow smoked onsite 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 chain. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is located in 42 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.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue