Dickey’s Barbecue Signs on 500th Franchisee

Nation’s Largest Barbecue Chain Smokes the Competition

DALLAS - June 27, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue, the nation’s fastest growing restaurant concept, just sold its 500th franchise. The Dallas-based franchise currently has 312 locations open with another 200 in development.

“We’ve spent years perfecting the concept while creating national brand recognition and loyalty,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We’re ready to take the next steps in our brand evolution. We’ve always said that we won’t expand internationally until we reach 500 locations and we are well on our way to meeting that goal in the next few years.”

Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey in 1941. More than 70 years later, the 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. Dickey’s currently has 312 franchises open in 40 states.

The 500th franchise was sold to Marshall Williams and will open sometime in October in Beaumont, Texas. Williams previously worked as a corporate security manager for a major chemical company in Texas.

“I picked Dickey’s because I was so impressed with their growth and their brand has a lot to offer – they really caught my attention,” said new franchise owner Williams. “This is a milestone for Dickey’s, but also an extremely exciting opportunity for me to start the new era in Dickey’s growth.”

Dickey’s Barbecue 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. In 2012, Dickey’s added almost 100 new locations, many multi-unit deals and opened in new markets.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

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 over 300 locations in 40 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.

Contact:

Dickey’s Barbecue
Jami Zimmerman
972-248-9899
jzimmerman@dickeys.com

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