Franchising Group Brings 13 Dickey’s Locations to Texas and Louisiana

Current Dickey’s owners make plans to bring more slow-smoked barbecue beginning late 2017.

September 28, 2017 // // Lafayette, LA - Current Louisiana Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees plan to open 12 more locations between Texas’ Houston area and Louisiana. This group of barbecue lovers consists of investors Rick El Mogazi and Kris Hickingbottom and franchisee Robert Ray. They are excited and inspired by the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit brand.

The group opened their first Dickey’s in Lake Charles, LA in November 2016.

“We are proud to have such a strong group of owners be a part of our Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “With owners such as Rick El Mogazi, Kris Hickingbottom and Robert Ray, the Dickey’s brand will continue to expand and we will have the pleasure of serving more folks across the nation.”

Pairing Ray’s 30-years of experience in the restaurant industry with El Mogazi and Hickingbottom’s venture capitalist experience, the trio have set themselves up for success with the Dickey’s brand. Along with the 13 locations they have signed on for, the group plans to develop more in the future.

“When researching franchising concepts, we fell in love with Dickey’s business model, great food and explosive brand,” says Ray. “We are thrilled to open all of our locations and have the opportunity to serve barbecue lovers Dickey’s Texas-style barbecue.”

To find the location nearest you: Find Dickey’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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 and in 2017 again won a top 10 on the list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Callie Head
Public Relations Manager
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
(214) 608-2077

SOURCE Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.



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