DALLAS - March 22, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue is no stranger to growth. The Texas-based fast casual restaurant was recently named the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain by Technomic’s Top 500 Annual Report. Dickey’s outpaced many larger fast casual restaurant chains to seize the title.
“Our brand is on fire across the nation,” said Roland Dickey, Jr. President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We have a proven concept with exceptional offerings – our explosive growth over the last two years shows we are on the right track as a brand and there is no stopping our growth potential.”
The Technomic report highlighted the signs of recovery in the U.S. restaurant industry and showed that the top ten fastest-growing chains’ sales accounted for $10.3 billion, a 22 percent increase over 2011. In 2012, Dickey’s Barbecue added almost 100 new locations, many multi-unit deals and opened in new markets. Dickey’s sealed $1.67 million in new deals this year with several multi-unit agreements including Minnesota, Washington, Montana, Arkansas and Texas.
“The number of multi-unit deals we’ve signed this year really put us on pace for big growth,” said Dickey. “People recognize Dickey’s as an energized brand with a strong presence in the industry – I’m excited to show the industry what we have to offer in the coming months.”
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 300 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. 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.