Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner Brings a Little Piece of Texas to Georgia
Published: 21 Aug 2017
(Buford, GA) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Owner/Operator Shannon Skains plans to open his second location in Buford,
Georgia. As a native Texan, Skains wanted to bring a piece of Texas to his new
home state. After a highly successful opening of his first Dickey’s location in
Flowery Branch in 2014, the slow-smoked barbecue quickly became a community
favorite and Skains began planning how he could serve up more across
“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been family owned and operated since 1941
and we consider each of our owners as a part of our family,” said Laura Rea
Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are always proud when
our current owners decide to invest more in us and our brand to open new
locations in their communities.”
Skains’ newest location will open its doors in Buford, by the Mall of
Georgia. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to serve more of the
community with our second location,” said Skains. “Barbecue is an
underdeveloped segment in the area and we are proud to grow this Texas brand in
Skains has spent most of his career in the restaurant industry, with a
longterm goal of owning his own restaurant. When researching franchising opportunities,
Dickey’s was the perfect fit due to Skains’ love for barbecue and his deep-seeded
Texas roots. Skains runs both locations with his partner and wife, Asia, and
they plan to open at least one more location in the coming years.
About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to nearly 600 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list and in 2017 again won a top 10 on the list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.