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Three-Day Barbecue Bonanza Kicks Off Thursday with Second Bakersfield Location

17 Jun 2015

(Bakersfield, CA) Bakersfield Native and former marketing executive, Richard Aronson, will open his second location in Bakersfield on Thursday by hosting a three-day grand opening celebration.    The party starts Thursday when the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. The party continues on Friday where guests can stock up on their Dickey’s Barbecue gear when the newest location ... Read More

Win Free Barbecue for a Year at New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Whitesboro

17 Jun 2015

Three-Day Barbecue Bash Includes $2 Barbecue & Merchandise Giveaways   (Whitesboro, TX) On Thursday, June 18 at 11 a.m., Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens with a three-day grand opening celebration in Whitesboro. The barbecue bash includes three chances to win free barbecue for a year, a $500 gift card and Dickey’s Barbecue merchandise.     “I love seeing our footprint expand in Texas,” said Roland Dickey, ... Read More

Veteran Expands Barbecue Business in Kitsap County with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit

10 Jun 2015

New Poulsbo Location Kicks Off with Three-Day Grand Opening   (Poulsbo, WA) Navy Veteran and professor, Dr. T.L. Driver (Doc), will open his second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location on Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in Poulsbo. Doc opened his first location in Port Orchard last summer. To celebrate, he’s hosting a three-day grand opening in Poulsbo, where the first 50 ... Read More

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Country Cookin’

29 Jun 2015

You might be surprised at how much good old-fashioned country cooking goes on during the warm summer months. When you take into account all the home gardens, it starts to make sense. Not only do you prepare daily meals, you spend time canning and freezing items from the garden, as well as making all sorts of jellies, jams, preserves, pickles ... Read More

Brand Champion: Stuart & Wyatt Abbitt

24 Jun 2015

Stuart Abbitt and his brother Wyatt were always interested in getting involved in the restaurant business and both had a deep love of barbecue. When they had the opportunity to open a Dickey’s near Liberty University, the lifeblood of the town of Lynchburg, VA, they jumped on it. “Between the support of the locals and the students from Liberty University, we ... Read More

Brand Champion: Dennis Farmer

17 Jun 2015

After working for Coca-Cola for over 15 years, Dennis Farmer decided it was time for a new career endeavor. He began researching opportunities in the world of restaurant franchising when he discovered Dickey’s. Bringing the delicious assortment of authentic slow smoked Texas barbecue and home-style sides to the Myrtle Beach area offers a completely different experience than anything else in ... Read More

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Rolls Out Data Collection Tech

12 Jun 2015

To stay competitive in the restaurant market, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is rolling out technology that amasses data from all 500 of its restaurants. Called Smoke Stack, the tech culls information around Dickey’s point of sale systems, promotions, food purchasing patterns and inventory. Having the data in one location will allow Dickey’s to look at what points of its business can be ... Read More

Forbes Interviewed Dickey's CIO, Laura Rea Dickey about Smoke Stack

02 Jun 2015

Forbes spoke with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. CIO, Laura Rea Dickey about how we're using Big Data to drive our restaurant's performance. Check out the full interview here.  ... Read More

The Wall Street Journal Spoke with our CIO, Laura Rea Dickey about our Advanced Analytics Solution, Smoke Stack

29 May 2015

Dickey’s Barbecue Looks to Cloud for Edge Against Competitors Like Chipotle By: Steven Norton It used to take Dickey’s Barbecue Pit about a month to figure out if a new menu item met the five requirements needed to become a permanent fixture. With data from its 500 stores now in a standard format and location, the process now takes a single day. The ... 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