Dickey's Barbecue Heats Up Franchise Sales

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Has Record Growth in 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Everything is bigger in Texas and this year Dickey's Barbecue has gone "big" on franchise sales. The world's largest barbecue franchise has sold 138 new franchises to date in 2012 and is on course to open 100 new stores this year with franchise sales up 21%.

"Dickey's is recognized across the nation as a proven concept offering extensive training, ongoing operations support and energized marketing programs that guide our franchise owners' success," said Roland Dickey, Jr., President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Our explosive growth over the last 2 years shows we are on the right track as a brand and there is no stopping our growth potential."

Dickey's Barbecue has sealed $1.67 million in new deals this year with several multi-unit agreements including Minnesota, Washington, Montana, Arkansas and Texas. The brand sold 43 new franchises in the third quarter alone. The fast-casual brand has almost 270 restaurants with plans to reach 300 by year end.

"With every new restaurant, we are creating jobs for real estate brokers, construction companies, and of course the city itself," said Richard Phillips, Vice President of Development. "We are thrilled with the progress and know the interest comes from the fact that people see we are a growing and vibrant brand focused on creating a strong presence in the industry."

In 2011, Dickey's added over 80 stores and is planning to add 100 new locations nationwide in 2012. Owning a Dickey's Barbecue franchise has never been a better deal. QSR Magazine recognized Dickey's Barbecue as a 2012 Best Franchise Deal in its July issue.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey's Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 70 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to almost 270 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world's largest barbecue franchise. This year Nation's Restaurant News named Dickey's "Top Five Growth Chains" and they were also named "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.

Media Contact:

Jami Zimmerman
972.248.9899
jzimmerman@dickeys.com

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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