Dickey’s Barbecue Appoints Brian Maupin Chief Information Officer

Nation’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Leads Technology Innovation

DALLAS - August 29, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. today announced Brian Maupin as the company’s first Chief Information Officer. The former AT&T executive was selected for the newly created role to lead Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. to the front of the restaurant industry through technology innovations and advanced analytical techniques.

“I’m excited to put my technology experience to work for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.”
“We are excited to have Brian as part of our leadership team,” said Roland Dickey, Jr. President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “He shares my passion for innovation and growth and as our new CIO, he will leverage technology to create new opportunities for customers and franchisees. Our goal is to be the technology leader in the restaurant industry.”

Maupin brings 18 years of experience in data management with progressive advancements in customer service, billing, information technology, sales and marketing. Most recently, he led data optimization strategies at AT&T. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Texas. Maupin is responsible for providing the systems and data necessary for advanced analytics and strategic planning in support of continued growth at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants. Inc.

“I’m excited to put my technology experience to work for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.,” said Brian Maupin, Chief Information Officer for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Dickey’s Barbecue is already an industry growth legend. By applying analytical techniques more commonly reserved for the big data world of technology giants, we can leverage information to increase efficiency and further improve the customer experience.”

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 72 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 both Technomic and Nation’s Restaurant News 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 Restaurants, Inc.
Jami Zimmerman
972-248-9899
jzimmerman@dickeys.com

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