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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner Brings a Little Piece of Texas to Georgia

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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 Georgia.  


“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 Georgia.”


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.


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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