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Consider Yourself VETTED

"Our veterans provide a tremendous service to our country and Dickey’s is honored to help make the dream of owning their own restaurant business a reality,” said Roland Dickey, Jr. president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “My grandfather, Travis Dickey, Sr. opened our first barbecue restaurant in 1941 after his service in World War I and we continue our commitment to veterans today.

Dickey’s Barbecue knows our U.S. military veterans have what it takes to grow a successful business. That’s why we offer special military incentives – to make franchising with Dickey’s Barbecue easier than ever. If you’re a veteran, you get:

  • Up to 33% off the initial franchise fee
  • Strength of a national brand
  • Fast and easy start-up and support from our franchise pros

- For qualified applicants only. Applicable to the first store you franchise.


Dickey’s Barbecue discounts franchise fees for all honorably-discharged veterans who meet the franchise criteria. We have many veteran franchise owners who have been able to use their background and training to launch new civilian careers with a Dickey’s Barbecue franchise. In addition to being named a Top 10 Growth Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, Dickey’s has also been named a Top Military Franchise by G.I. Jobs, a veteran-owned magazine that focuses on helping military veterans locate career opportunities.

If you like the idea of using your skills to grow your very own Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise, go ahead and take the next step. Fill out an application today. It really is that easy, and it just might change your future – and your life.


We briefly considered retirement and then decided to explore restaurant franchises. We looked in to veteran friendly franchises and were impressed by the business model, food quality, and franchise opportunity at Dickey’s Barbecue. We find so much satisfaction in growing our business. Part of the passion is servicing the guests and keeping the brand growing. You wouldn’t believe how many times guests ask us if we will open stores in their neighborhood.

Bob Rusnak, Air Force - Multi-Unit Operator

Dickey’s provided me an opportunity to make the transition from military to business owner and I’m grateful to Mr. Dickey and his family for providing such a great product and business opportunity. I’ve received several calls already to see if Dickey’s is open, so there seems to be a lot of anticipation for our opening -- I can’t wait to put smiles on some hungry faces!

John Lockett, Air Force - Multi-Unit Operator

I worked as an assistant manager for a restaurant before joining the army. I have always wanted to own my own business and Dickeys offered a great opportunity. Macomb hasn’t been exposed to really great barbecue and I think they are ready for authentic slow smoked barbecue... Dickey’s style!

Timothy Brock, Army