Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Restaurant is a fast-casual barbecue restaurant based on a proven business model.

Cash Investment: $100,000 Investment Range: $121,722 - $498,091
Franchise Fees: $15,000 Training & Support: Yes
Franchise Units: 505 Financing Available: No
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"Slow Smoked. Served Fast."

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants have been serving up some of the most mouthwatering, lip smacking, great tasting barbecue since 1941. Today, Dickey's are opening up all over North America.®

Our Philosophy

Dickeys 01It's simple: we want to find the right Owner/Operator first. Second, we use our site selection model to find the right location. Then we assist every step of the way in building a great restaurant and setting our operators up for success.

Your Location

Dickey's has evolved over the years, changing the public's perception of barbecue and taking the category mainstream. The Dickey's restaurant concept is authentic, inviting and well planned. We aim for 1,800 sq. ft. end-cap or free standing locations to maximize the profitability of our stores.

Our Opportunity

Each new Dickey's Owner/Operator will take advantage of the decades of experience, improvements and upgrades, attention to detail and the high quality standards established and maintained by the Dickey family. The Dickey's franchise program features:

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News / Press Releases for Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Rolls into Whittier with Three Day Grand Opening

- (Whittier, CA) Whittier residents will get a fast casual barbecue option on Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in the Santa Fe Springs Plaza.

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Lebanon is a Family Affair

- Randy and Kevin Daniel have over 25 years of combined restaurant experience

Brothers Bring Barbecue to Middleton with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Brothers, Clint and Nick Ziegler knew barbecue would be a hit in Madison. On Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m., the Zieglers open their second location to the area in Middleton.

Giddy Up Knoxville! Air Force Veteran Opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Thursday

- Knoxville is getting a new barbecue option on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens their first location to the area with a three day grand opening. Local owner, Anthony Hayes served 25 years active duty in the United States Air Force before deciding it was time to pursue a new career in the barbecue business.

First Dickey’s Barbecue Brings Pit Smoked Texas Barbecue to New Jersey

- The nation’s largest barbecue chain, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is opening its first location in New Jersey on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. The fast casual barbecue chain offers meats pit smoked onsite, home style sides and free ice cream with every meal.

Navy Vet Takes on Barbecue in Issaquah with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Following his retirement from the United States Navy, Scott wanted to pursue his dream of owning a business. On Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m., Scott and his wife will open their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Issaquah with a three day grand opening.

Three Day Barbecue Bonanza Kicks off Thursday at New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Morgantown residents can battle the winter with slow smoked Texas barbecue when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. Local owner, Randy Miller opens the new fast casual option in his hometown with a three day grand opening.

Put on Your Cowboy Boots Orlando: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens Thursday

- Business partners, Cameron Steinagel and Patrick Bradford knew Floridians would love Texas barbecue. On Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m., they’ll open the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Orlando with a three day grand opening.

It’s Getting Smokin’ Hot in Woodland with the New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Woodland residents get a new dining option on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens with a three day grand opening celebration.

Mr. Dickey Joins Barbecue Bash in Clovis for Dickey’s Barbecue Grand Opening

- On Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Clovis opens with a three day barbecue bash. Special guest and barbecue expert, Chairman Roland Dickey, Sr., will stop by the party on Friday to celebrate and share his family recipes with 100 copies of Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook.

Emory Gets Ready for Lake Season with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Family friendly Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is arriving in Emory on Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. To celebrate, the new barbecue restaurant is hosting a three day grand opening party and the first 50 guests will receive gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.

Native Nebraskan Opens Fourth Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Lincoln

- Due to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s popularity in Lincoln, Carter will open his fourth location on Thursday, February 19 at 11 a.m. To celebrate his expansion, he’ll host a three day grand opening celebration.

Native Texan & Longtime Guest Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Palm Springs

- Rodney Harper has been eating Dickey’s Barbecue Pit since he was a little kid and now at the age of 61 he’ll bring a barbecue tradition to Palm Springs. The first Dickey’s Barbecue location in Palm Springs opens on Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m. with a three day grand opening.

Couple Spreads Barbecue Business to Hometown with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Donnie and Kelly Brooks knew Dickey’s Barbecue would be a great addition to their hometown of Tulare. On Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m., the couple will open their second location with a three-day grand opening celebration.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Kicks-Off New Foundation: Barbecue, Boots & Badges

- Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, is proud to announce the kick-off of their new foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, a foundation committed to leaving a footprint on the communities they serve by providing funding and resources to law enforcement, firefighters and their families.

Win Free Barbecue for a Year at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Colorado Springs

- Colorado Springs residents will have a reason to celebrate when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m. The new barbecue joint opens with a three day barbecue bash where three lucky guests receive free barbecue for an entire year.

Owner Trades Pizza for Pork with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Buena Park

- Richard Foiles spent over 10 years running a successful pizza restaurant. While visiting a nearby Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Foiles fell in love with the food and the fast casual concept. On Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m., Foiles opens his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Buena Park. The location celebrates with a three day grand opening.

First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in San Diego Opens with Three Day Grand Opening

- Slow smoked Texas barbecue arrives on Thursday, January 15 when the nation’s largest barbecue chain, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, opens its first location in San Diego.

Man’s Hobby Turns Reality with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Santa Clarita

- Anthony Pimentel has a passion for barbecue and a desire to own his own business, which attracted him to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, January 15 at 11 a.m., Pimentel’s dream will come true when he and his business partner, Kenneth Robles, open their first Dickey’s Barbecue in Santa Clarita.

Mr. Dickey Stops by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Laguna Niguel for Grand Opening

- Dickey’s Barbecue chairman, Roland Dickey will visit California to celebrate the opening of the brand’s newest location in Laguna Niguel.

Stampede Stew Now ‘On the Menu’ at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is giving guests a taste of TNT’s ‘On the Menu’ with new limited edition menu item, Stampede Stew.

Texan Spreads Family Tradition with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Lawrence

- Sam Kafoure grew up in Dallas where Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been a family tradition since 1941. He knew Dickey’s Barbecue would be a big hit in his new home.

Retired Army Engineer Joins the Barbecue Business with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Timothy Brock spent 20 years serving in the United States Army, but his dream was to run his own restaurant. On Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m., Brock’s dream comes true.

Veteran Expands Barbecue Business with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Daphne

- John Lockett retired from the United States Air Force and Mississippi Air National Guard with over 20 years as an air traffic control officer. Lockett found his next career in barbecue with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Nampa Feeds Their Barbecue Cravings with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- ) Jenny Hughes began he career with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in 2011 as a general manager and brand ambassador. Today, with over 20 years of restaurant experience, Hughes is the district manager to four Dickey’s Barbecue locations in the Treasure Valley area.

Cooking Passion Leads Man to Open New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hometown

- Joe Mamary’s passion for cooking attracted him to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m., Mamary opens the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre.

Dickey’s Barbecue Arrives in Gillette with Three Day Celebration

- John Thomson’s passion for the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit brand has made him a successful area developer and owner operator for the nation’s largest barbecue chain.

Businessman & Barbecue Lover Opens Dickey’s Barbecue in Springtown

- Abid Masood has quite the resume with experience as a loan officer and licensed realtor, district manager to a chain of convenience stores and most recently running his own convenience store and deli.

Native Texan Fulfills Dream of Owning a Restaurant with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- On Thursday, November 13 at 11 a.m., Wilson takes his restaurant experience to the big leagues when he opens his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Houston.

Butcher Takes on Barbecue with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Fullerton

- Danny DeMarco’s experience at a local butcher shop and a career as a food and beverage director make him the perfect person to run a barbecue joint.

California Couple Set to Open Smokin’ New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Riverside

- Riverside is getting a Texas-style barbecue option on Thursday, November 6 at 11 a.m. when Bill and Rowena Seward open their second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Lewis Center Gets a Taste of Texas with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a new family friendly dining option, will open in Lewis Center on Thursday, November 6 at 11 a.m.

Local College Student Opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hermantown

- ) Landon Wiser grew up in Minnesota with parents in the franchise business.

Trick or Treating Gets Tastier in Lewis Center with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit arrives just in time for Halloween in Lewis Center when the new family friendly dining option opens on Thursday, October 30 at 11 a.m.

Couple Expands Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Washington with New Location in Covington

- Gary and Megan Depping got into the barbecue business in 2012 when they opened their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in Auburn.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Rolls into Wichita with a Three Day Barbecue Bash

- The biggest city in Kansas is getting the Texas-style barbecue they’ve been missing when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, October 30 at 11 a.m

West Virginia Man Brings a Texas Favorite to His Home State with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Perry McKinney loves meeting new people and sharing his love of Texas barbecue.

Albuquerque Wins Big with First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- On Thursday October 23 at 11 a.m., Deepak Shah will open the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in Albuquerque with a three day grand opening.

Barbecue Buffs in Haslet Feed Their Cravings with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Haslet barbecue fans can cheer when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens with a three day grand opening on Thursday October 23 at 11 a.m.

Manteca Residents Get a Tasty New Option with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- On Thursday, October 9 at 11 a.m., Manteca will have a new fast casual option -- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Californian Expands Barbecue Business with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in West Sacramento

- On Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m., West Sacramento gets a little bit of the lone star state when the newest Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens.

Entrepreneur Brings Barbecue to Hometown with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Lee Waskom’s résumé includes experience in property development and management, a chain of college book stores and a Smoothie King franchise.

Navy Vet Cooks Up Barbecue in Wyoming’s Capital with First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- While serving in the Navy, Nate Schott heard about Dickey’s Barbecue numerous times from family in Nebraska

Life Gets Sweeter in Sweetwater with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

- Jay and Ratna Devdhara’s love for cooking is what attracted them to opening a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in their hometown of Snyder.

Catering Sales Are Smokin’ Hot at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants

- Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. announced sales from its catering hotline have surpassed the $6.4 million sales mark.

Franchisee Born and Raised in Oregon Brings First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Portland

- Todd Saperstein grew up in Gresham and moved to Beaverton over 20 years ago.

Restaurant Leader Takes on Barbecue with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Fletcher

- As the former senior vice president for Huddle House, Mike Wiemers knows about operating restaurants

Franchisee Opens Second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Location in Wisconsin

- After working as a corporate trainer, Sherri Povolo always dreamed about owning her own restaurant.

Chances to Win Free Barbecue for a Year at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Richardson

- Local franchisee, Mo Afzal has been with the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family for over ten years and will open his fifth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth on Thursday, August 14.

Mr. Dickey Visits Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Overland Park for Customer Event

- Roland Dickey, Sr. barbecue expert and chairman of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is stopping by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Overland Park on Friday, August 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Customer Appreciation Event.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Germantown Celebrates Customer Appreciation Event Thursday

- On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Germantown will reopen under new ownership.

America’s Got Talent Contestant Performs at New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Tracy

- On Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m., Veronica and Miguel Ruiz will fulfill their dream of owning their own restaurant when they open Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Tracy.

Roland Dickey Stops by Plymouth for Guest Event that Gives to Flood Relief

- In an effort to help with local flood relief, all Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations in the Twin Cities area will be donating 5 percent of sales from Friday to Sunday to area flood relief.

Couple Opens First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Palmdale

- On Thursday, July 3 at 11 a.m., Palmdale residents will get a new barbecue option when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens just in time for the Fourth of July

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brings Slow Smoked Texas Barbecue to Brentwood

- John Clark has always dreamed about being his own boss and on Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m., Clark’s wish will be granted when he opens his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Brentwood.

Couple Opens First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Louisville

- David Robinson, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), wanted to open a business he could leave to his children one day. That’s just what he discovered when eating at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit while visiting Nashville.

Dickey’s Barbecue Kicks off National Barbecue Month with 400th Location

- Slow Smoked Texas Barbecue Now Available in 40 States Across the Country

Gettin' Saucy for National Barbecue Month

- May kicks off National Barbecue Month -- Yee Haw!

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Pinole Kicks Off 3-Day Party

- On Thursday, April 17 at 11:00a.m., the newest Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in California will kick off a three-day grand opening celebration. The first 50 guests at the Pinole location will receive a gift card for up to $50.

DICKEY’S BARBECUE ANNOUNCES “WE’RE HIRING”

- World’s Largest Barbecue Chain Cooks Up National Growth

Grand Forks Welcomes a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit

- Josh Becker is bringing Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Grand Forks.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Coming Soon to Woodville

- Look out Florida--Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is heading to Woodville, the “bedroom” rural community of Tallahassee.
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