World's Largest Barbecue Chain Awarded Coveted Space in International Airport
DALLAS, July 19, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit was awarded a new signature spot in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal C as part of its Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP).
"This is an exciting time for DFW International Airport and Dickey's Barbecue," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants. "DFW is already a world class airport and we are enthusiastic about being a part of their innovative redesign."
TRIP is a seven-year, $1.9 billion renovation plan to renew all four of the Airport's original terminals, which first opened in 1974. Under TRIP, DFW will enhance infrastructure systems, innovate concessions and redesign terminal space to enhance the passenger experience at an already world-class airport. The entire project is expected to last seven years.
"We have become a DFW Airport fan favorite for travelers," said Joette Young, director of marketing for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "As a strong growing national brand, we are honored to bring local flavor to international travelers. We have big plans for this new location including grab and go options, sustainable interior design and retail offerings of our signature rubs and sauces."
For the past 14 years Dickey's Barbecue has served its signature Texas style barbecue and home style sides at DFW Airport. As a national brand with proven airport concessionaire operations, Dickey's hopes to attract a broad spectrum of national and international passengers for a local Dallas experience. For the last seven years Dickey's has partnered with franchise owners Southwest Minority Financial Group at the airport locations.
"We are all excited about the development plans at the airport and are happy we'll be a part of this innovative operation," said Stanley Hatcher, partner in Dickey's Barbecue Pit at DFW. "We will work hard to make sure all of our airport customers are extremely satisfied."
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.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue