D CEO: CEO Spotlight, Roland Dickey, Jr.
From D CEO:
The CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. on what it's like to run a family business.
Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts
Why I Love My Job
The best part is the team and getting to a place to truly shape the business.
Family business. It’s the biggest advantage and challenge all in one.
The results are what count; effort only matters.
It’s a truly watershed moment with so much change in the restaurant industry. From technology, guest values, and sustainable, organic menus to the competition, the challenge is truly invigorating.
Keeps Me Up
The eighth cup of coffee.
Advice for an 18-Year-Old You
Buy Apple stock.
Barbecue sauce Bloody Mary
A Dickey’s catering van. It wasn’t very cool on the weekends.
“Smokey and the Bandit”
The Dylan Hotel along the Keizersgracht Canal in Amsterdam. It has such great 16th century interiors that actually inspired our new store interior design.
Being an extra in “Smokey and the Bandit 3”
This Q&A is extended content from the Dallas 500, a special edition produced by D CEO that profiles the region’s most influential business leaders. Visit www.dallas500.com for details.