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Alpine Gets a Taste of Texas when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens Thursday

26 May 2015

(Alpine, CA) Celebrate National Barbecue Month this Thursday, May 28 when the nation’s largest barbecue chain, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in Alpine with a three day grand opening. The barbecue bash includes barbecue deals, merchandise giveaways and three chances for free barbecue for a year. There’s something for everybody! “I’ve loved being a part of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family and ... Read More

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Named Number Four in 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list

20 May 2015

(CHICAGO)’s editorial team has released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Dickey’s Barbecue Pit the number four spot. Last year Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was name number 40. The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers publication is now available for download, and comes after an awards gala last night in Chicago, timed ... Read More

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Mason Arrives for National Barbecue Month

18 May 2015

(Mason, OH) May marks national barbecue month and the nation’s largest barbecue joint is here to celebrate. On Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m., brothers Randy, Ryan and Kevin Daniel along with business partner Phillip Bostick will open a new fast casual option in Mason. To celebrate, they are hosting a three day grand opening to introduce the community to ... Read More

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Brand Champions: Marsha & Terry Tracy

27 May 2015

Marsha did bookkeeping for the city of Fayetteville while Terry worked in a factory for nearly thirty years. Being huge barbecue fans and looking for an opportunity, the couple saw a local Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for sale and decided to check it out. Satisfied by no other barbecue compared to Dickey’s, the Tracys purchased the store. Terry does the smoking, ... Read More

Brand Champion: Bill Zimmerman

20 May 2015

Following a career in sales, Bill Zimmerman wanted to pursue a franchise opportunity and went to internet for help. After researching various options and being a life-long barbecue fanatic, he immediately set out to the nearby Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Madison. He visited two more locations and knew Dickey’s Barbecue was the one for him. In 2012, Bill opened his ... Read More

Gettin' Saucy for National Barbecue Month

18 May 2015

It's National Barbecue Month -- Yee Haw! To celebrate, we thought we'd share a recipe from Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook. These ribs are lick your lips good. Pork Ribs with Sweet Barbecue Sauce Yields one rack (11 to 13 ribs) Smoking Temperature: 270 to 295 degrees F Smoking Time: 3 to 3 ½ hours Kindling: Hickory Log, quartered   1 rack St. Louis-style pork ribs 3 ounces Rib ... Read More

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In the News

Roland Dickey, Jr. Speaks at the National Restaurant Association Show

20 May 2015

Roland Dickey, Jr. was a panelist on the Franchise Operator's Panel at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago this weekend. Nation's Restaurant News featured the panel. Check it out here.  ... Read More

CNBC Names Dickey's Number Four in America's Fastest Growing Restaurants

25 Mar 2015

Dickey's beat out Chipotle in CNBC's list of America's Fastest Growing Restaurants with a unit growth of 28 percent in 2014. Check out the full list here. ... Read More

Entrepreneur Featured Our Owner Operators in Colorado Spings

25 Mar 2015

Owner Operators, Bob and Barb Rusnak of Colorado Springs were featured in Entrepreneur's Franchise Players section. The full interview is available here.  ... Read More

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Barbecue Boots & Badges Foundation

The Barbecue Boots & Badges foundation is committed to indirectly serve the professions of law enforcement and fire fighting by providing educational programs to the general public that will enhance safety, build career awareness, provide information on volunteer opportunities, and provide funding to enhance services. Read More