Before Laura Rea Dickey was CEO at Dicky’s Barbecue Pit she served eight years as the chief information officer at the company, fusing the world of barbecue and technology together to better accommodate the customers needs. According to the restaurant’s website, she also “led the marketing, IT and training departments at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.” Thanks to Dickey, the company has become known for its modern technology and continues to excel in the latest and greatest. In the past, Dickey has also worked with W Hotels, and Chick-Fil-A.
Women tackling leadership in the restaurant industry is not necessarily an easy task but is necessary for success, as she describes to Fast Casual.
"A range of perspectives enhances an outcome, so more woman taking leadership roles in the restaurant industry will continue to help evolve the business. Plus, woman are key decision makers for family dining choices, so it's a valuable perspective."