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Real Talk with Real Owners: Ryan Wenrich of Topeka, Kansas

22 Apr 2016

Situated near the ‘Heart of America’ with countless barbecue restaurants, Owner/Operator Ryan Wenrich isn’t sweating the competition in Kansas, a state also known for its style of barbecue. Relying on his 15 years of experience as a restaurant owner, Ryan focuses on consistently providing authentic Texas-style barbecue to his guests. “Kansas residents know barbecue and they always return for more at our stores. I strive to serve the best slow-smoked meats that keep us ahead of the competition,” shares Ryan.

The newly elected Central Region NFAAC representative also makes his community marketing efforts and catering sales a priority. “There’s no substitute for face-to-face interaction when serving current or potential guests. Owner/Operators must find an opportunity to be on the frontline and build relationships with key community stakeholders at their nearby businesses, schools and chambers.”

An Owner/Operator of three stores (soon to be four) throughout Kansas, Ryan credits the ongoing training support in keeping his staff up-to-date with Dickey’s GREAT standards. “My team would agree the daily training videos and internal communications systems equip us with the ability to operate and execute service seamlessly,” said Ryan. “From the streamlined communications to a high-quality product that hasn’t wavered in consistency for the past75 years, Dickey’s has done a great job in building a solid franchise system that makes it easy to be an Owner/Operator of multiple units.”