(Dallas, TX)—More authentic, slow-smoked barbecue is in the near future for Massachusetts with a newly inked development agreement between Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and local franchisee, Larry Jones. This is the first Dickey’s development agreement in Massachusetts. Jones’ new Dickey’s locations are under development in Andover and Burlington, scheduled to open in late fall 2017.
Jones, a Ph.D. in Engineering and self-proclaimed barbecue connoisseur, plans to draw on his decades of engineering experience as a new Dickey’s Owner Operator. “Aside from my personal love of barbecue, I feel that my engineering background will play a part in my success as an Owner/Operator, particularly in terms of the dedication it takes to own a franchise and the analytics of operating one,” says Jones. “I am glad to have joined a franchise like Dickey’s. The Dickey’s corporate team is very supportive and Texas-style barbecue is a niche product. There’s nothing else like it in the Massachusetts so I’m looking forward to filling that gap and sharing delicious, Texas-style barbecue with my fellow Massachusetts locals.”
“Dickey’s is expanding rapidly across the nation, now with nearly 600 locations in now 44 states and international expansion on the horizon,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “It is important to us to partner with hardworking, passionate Owner/Operators like Larry to make this growth possible. We are excited to bring more of our iconic barbecue to the Bay State.”