QSR: Former Airline Captain Signs Deal to Open Dickey's
Published: 19 Nov 2019
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Former airlines captain Steve Barton recently inked a deal with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to bring Dickey’s southern comfort barbecue to Snohomish, Washington.
After serving as a pilot for Gulf Stream Airlines, Boeing and most recently Frontier Airlines for over 20 years, Barton decided to turn his attention toward what he deems his first love, the restaurant industry. “Traveling took me all over, and I found myself craving Dickey’s at every destination,” says Barton.
In 1981, Barton moved to the U.S. from England where he met his wife and later went on to have three children. Now retired from flying, he is excited to develop his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location and says, “I’ve never had a bad meal at Dickey’s and the brand’s consistency and atmosphere are what made me fall in love with the concept.”
“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been serving delicious, Texas-style barbecue to communities across the world since 1941 and we are excited for Steve to share Dickey’s barbecue with his community,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Steve embodies all of our brand values and we look forward to his success in Snohomish.”