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Dickey's Barbecue Pit smoking out three more NM locations

Published: 10 Sep 2017
Albuquerque Business Journal covered Dickey's expansion in New Mexico. 

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is expanding again in New Mexico with a development agreement to open three new locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in coming years.

The first of the Dallas-based chain's new restaurants is set to open in Albuquerque in spring 2018. Specific locations have not yet been found, according to Callie Head, a spokesperson for Dickey's. Current Dickey's franchisees David Montoya and Soleille Lopez will be opening the stores here in their home state after opening their first location in Colorado."We originally bought into Dickey's because the brand is family-oriented and those values are extremely important to us," Montoya said in a statement. "As our own Dickey's brand continues to grow, we are proud to serve Dickey's delicious barbecue to our communities and look forward to opening even more locations in the future."

Dickey's first New Mexico location, 4320 The 25 Way NE, opened in Albuquerque in 2014 and a second opened in 2016 at 1410 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The chain also has locations in Ruidoso, Farmington and Hobbs.

Dickey's opening in Hobbs was the largest in grand opening sales the business has ever seen, Maurine Dickey, a vice president at the company, told Albuquerque Business First in 2014. She grew up in Albuquerque.

The restaurant serves ribs, brisket and sausage that are slow-smoked on-site at every location along with homestyle sides and ice cream.

"Having experienced franchisees eager to open new locations is a testament not only to the success of our business but the brand as a whole," said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc., in a statement.

The second new location is planned to open in Albuquerque in late 2018, and the third is slated to open in Santa Fe in early 2019.Dickey's initial franchise fee is $15,000 with a total investment cost ranging from $280,819 to $481,819, according to its website. The company has nearly 600 locations in 44 states.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit smoking out three more NM locations
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