August 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, CA - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has just executed a development agreement for three new stores just south of Los Angeles. The new stores will be located in Lomita, Hawthorne and El Segundo, and will be owned and operated by Alex Roth who also owns the Dickey’s location in Redondo Beach. The Hawthorn location is slated to open by early 2017, followed by Lomita by the end of 2017.
“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is proud to expand so rapidly in California this year,” says Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. “We have opened several new stores throughout The Golden State, which has the greatest number of Dickey’s locations after Texas.”
Owner/Operator Alex Roth is a former United States Marine Corps reservist, but began his career in foodservice at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. After becoming a barbecue expert in his local store, he had the opportunity to invest in a franchise. His first franchise was the Redondo Beach location, for which he increased sales by 300 percent in three years. “I love making high quality, authentic food,” Roth says. “I find that my Dickey’s stores are good for my community in so many ways, from serving excellent barbecue with great service to providing jobs for local citizens.”
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Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 560 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious.” Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.
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