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Would the Real Scott Taylor Please Stand Up

18 Dec 2012

On December 12, KY3 in Springfield, Missouri aired a story about Wing Shack owner Scott Taylor who skipped town, leaving his 10 employees jobless, unpaid and worrying about the holidays. According to local news reports, employees were told that the restaurant would be closed on Sunday because the floors were being done, but when employees came into work on Monday they found it still closed and when they entered they found that the whole place had been gutted!

If this wasn’t enough to spoil the holidays, Springfield Dickey's Barbecue Pit multi-unit owner is now under attack. It just so happens that his name is Scott Taylor. On any normal day, a phone ringing off the hook at one of our Dickey’s location would be a great thing. Unfortunately since December 12, Dickey’s Scott Taylor’s voicemail has been full of outraged community members.

“It’s unfortunate that I share the same name with the Wing Shack owner,” said Dickey’s owner, Scott Taylor. “It’s a very strange situation, but I am going to make sure the Springfield community knows that I’m loyal member of this community and wouldn’t do this to valued employees.”

Taylor is currently interviewing some of the Wing Shack employees to see if they would be a good fit for his restaurant. He is also holding a fundraiser at both of his Dickey’s Barbecue locations from December 19 through December 21, where he will donate 10% of his sales to those employees who lost their jobs.

“Dickey’s Barbecue is all about the communities that we serve,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., President and CEO of

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We understand that losing a job during the holidays can be devastating to a family. Dickey’s is proud to honor Scott’s commitment to his community and would like to donate to this cause.” Taylor’s stores are located at 1360 Republic Road in Springfield and 111 N. Massey Blvd. in Nixa.