Dickey’s Jumps to Top Chain of the Food Chain

Nation’s Restaurant News Names Dickey’s First in Sales Growth

DALLAS - July 25, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. has just been named the #1 chain in the “Second 100” by Nation’s Restaurant News Magazine. The ranking was based on growth in U.S. systemwide sales and revealed Dickey’s leading with a 57% increase.

“We’re honored to be top on this list,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO and President of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Our brand is on fire across the nation and there’s no stopping our growth potential. We have the top systems and team in place to succeed.”

Along with skyrocketing sales growth, Dickey’s has experienced major unit growth to over 300 locations in 40 states and currently has over 200 stores in development.

“Customers feel the passion we have for our brand and it has accelerated our growth,” said Dickey. “We believe that being a growing brand while still creating a local feel has been instrumental to our success.”

Founder Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey’s in 1941 with a single goal of creating a quick-serve restaurant that would provide the best tasting barbecue just the way people like it. Seventy-two years later, Dickey’s has upheld this goal and continues to expand the brand across the country.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Seventy-two 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.


Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Jami Zimmerman



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