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Dickey’s Plans to Bring the Pit and Texas-Style Barbecue to Chicago Suburb

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Dickey’s Plans to Bring the Pit and Texas-Style Barbecue to Chicago Suburb

Published: 28 Aug 2017

(Joliet, IL) New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisee, Leonard McEnery plans to open his first Dickey’s location in Joliet, IL.  McEnery, a Dickey’s brisket lover and long-time business owner, is excited to bring delicious barbecue to the business park in South Joliet.


McEnery, an owner of several food and fuel locations in the Chicago suburbs, knew Dickey’s low and slow, Texas-style barbecue would be a great fit for his newest location in Joliet. “I’m excited to bring Dickey’s barbecue to the employees in the area, as well as others traveling along the highway,” said McEnery. “Everyone needs food and fuel, and I knew Dickey’s Barbecue Pit would be the perfect fit because of its authenticity and convenience.”


“We are excited to welcome Leonard McEnery to our Dickey’s family,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “At Dickey’s we are proud to have experienced franchisees such as McEnery in our family bringing authentic, Texas-style barbecue to the Joliet community.”


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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