DALLAS - May 20, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue is pleased to announce it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, for the second year in a row.
“Our veterans provide a tremendous service to our country and Dickey’s is honored to help make the dream of owning their own restaurant business a reality,” said Roland Dickey, Jr. president of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “My grandfather, Travis Dickey, Sr., opened our first barbecue restaurant in 1941 after his service in World War I and we continue our commitment to veterans today.”
Dickey’s Barbecue discounts franchise fees for all honorably discharged veterans who meet the franchise criteria. The Texas-based barbecue franchise has many military veteran franchise owners who have been able to use their background and training to launch new civilian careers with the nation’s largest barbecue franchise. Dickey’s was recently named the fastest growing fast casual restaurant concept by Technomic.
“One in four returning service members indicate interest in owning their own business,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “Franchises are a perfect fit for service members, who bring unparalleled operational skill sets and work ethic but are often unclear how to start a business.”
A recent study shows that veteran-owned franchises generate more than $41 billion annually and employ 1.5 million people. G.I. Jobs is a veteran-owned magazine that focuses on helping military veterans locate career opportunities. The honor of being ranked as a Military Friendly Franchise is only shared by 10% of all franchises nationwide.
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 71 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. This year Technomic named Dickey’s “Fastest-growing restaurant in the country” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey’s or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.