Dickey's Barbecue Cooking Up Expansion In Louisiana

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Beefs up its Presence in the Bayou State

SHREVEPORT, La., July 13, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit has big plans for Louisiana. The fastest growing and largest barbecue franchise currently has a location in Houma and a new location slated in Shreveport for later this year. In addition, they have tapped industry veteran Justin Harris as Area Developer to develop sites in Bossier City, Mandeville, Lafayette and Lake Charles.

"Dickey's Barbecue has tremendous growth potential in Louisiana," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We've seen so much interest and there are many great sites available for potential franchise owners."

Dickey's Barbecue added over 67 stores last year and is planning to add 100 new locations nationwide in 2012. With every new restaurant, the company creates additional jobs for landlords, brokers, construction companies, and of course the city itself. This is great news for Louisiana.

"It's an exciting time to be part of Dickey's Barbecue," said Justin Harris, Dickey's Area Developer. "We serve slow smoked, down home food in a fast, casual atmosphere and folks have really embraced us in Louisiana. We also offer a great catering option that has been a big part of growth."

Since 1941, the world's largest barbecue franchise has offered free kids meals every Sunday and affordable family packs designed to bring the whole family together for dinner. Family packs come with a choice of two meats, three medium sides, six rolls and Dickey's famous barbecue sauce.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

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 43 states and over 240 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.

Media Contact:

Jami Zimmerman
972.248.9899
jzimmerman@dickeys.com
@DickeysMediaPit

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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