California Entrepreneur Keeps Coming Back for More Texas-Style Barbecue

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Franchisee Plans Further 20+ Store Expansion

DALLAS, TX - (Marketwired - April 19, 2017) - California boasts the most Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations aside from the brand's home state of Texas, thanks in part to dedicated Owner/Operators like Michael and Margarita Tucker. After being inspired by the success of their first location in La Quinta, the Tuckers have opened 4 additional locations in just the last year and a half and plan on opening 23 more across California. With upcoming openings on the San Diego State campus and in Rialto in the near future, they are constantly looking for prime new locations to further expand and spread the passion for the art of great barbecue.

"Dickey's occupies a really unique niche in the market and is a pioneer in the fast casual barbecue industry," said Michael. "My wife and I are excited to grow even more with this great brand and continue bringing delicious barbecue to families across California."

The Tuckers are long-term entrepreneurs and have been in the franchising industry for 17 years. Michael had always wanted to be in the food business with a franchise and was intrigued by Dickey's smoked-on-site concept. After the couple had lunch at Dickey's and tasted the pit-smoked, Texas-style barbecue for themselves, they were sold.

"We are proud to have passionate Owner/Operators like Michael and Margarita as part of the Dickey's family," said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Dickey's now has nearly 600 locations in 44 states, and our rapid growth would not have been possible without the support of our Owner/Operators."

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About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to nearly 600 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information on Dickey's awards, visit

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SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.



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