DALLAS - March 25, 2014 // PRNewswire // - There is no doubt that the nation's largest barbecue franchise is in growth mode. This week, Dickey's Barbecue will open 7 new locations in different areas across the country. The new locations are in Kent, Washington; Richland, Mississippi; Vienna, Virginia; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Clinton Township, Michigan; Yonkers, New York and Dallas, Texas.
"The excitement surrounding our brand is picking up speed around the country," said Roland Dickey, Jr., President and CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Fast casual Texas barbecue is a unique value proposition that both guests and franchise owners have embraced."
The 391-unit restaurant chain has maintained impressive growth adding over 200 stores in just two years. The company currently has over 150 stores in development and is adding locations in key growth markets.
At each grand opening, Dickey's Barbecue Pit will be hosting a three-day celebration with multiple gift card giveaways, free merchandise and $2 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue Sandwiches. Each location will also be drawing for a chance to win a $500 gift card. In Dallas, Roland Dickey, Sr. will be signing and giving away 100 free copies of Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook at their Friday, March 28 Event.
"With every new successful location, we become stronger as a brand," said Dickey, Jr. "We are so proud of our local owners and their genuine love of the art of great barbecue."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. With every new restaurant, the company creates additional jobs for landlords, brokers, construction companies, and of course the city itself.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 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 380 locations in 42 states and holds the title of the world's largest barbecue franchise. This year Technomic named Dickey's Barbecue "Fastest-growing fast casual 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
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