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Kalamazoo, MI Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary With Record Sales

Published: 27 Sep 2020

KALAMAZOO (Sept. 25, 2020) Local small-business owner and Dickey’s franchisee Krage Fox is ringing in his barbecue joint’s two-year anniversary this fall with record breaking sales.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox’s sales have continued to soar with August, July, and June store sales all seeing an average increase between 7 to 35% month-over-month.
The Western Michigan University alumnus and Michigan native has kept his restaurant’s doors open and continually serving the community throughout the pandemic with delivery, carry-out and online ordering. In addition, the Dickey’s Owner Operator gave away free barbecue lunches to Kalamazoo’s first responders as a thank you for their tireless efforts on the front line.
“We’re excited to celebrate two years in the community that has supported our business from day one. When we opened in 2018, we never anticipated facing anything like this, but it’s clear our Kalamazoo friends, family and neighbors love Dickey’s barbecue just as much as we do,” said Krage Fox, Kalamazoo Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner Operator. “We’re also so grateful to our valuable Pit Crew members and without their help or the community’s, Dickey’s in Kalamazoo wouldn’t be the same.”
“Krage is continually one of our highest performing Owner Operators nationwide and his passion for the community and great barbecue are electric. Krage is a shining example of doing both well and good in the community and we look forward to his continued success for many years to come,” Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
To find out more about Krage’s journey with the Dickey’s brand, watch this short testimonial video.
Learn more about franchising with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit by visiting or call (866) 340-6188. To find your nearest Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location, visit
To learn more, follow Dickey’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Download the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 79 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked on-site in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with two international locations in the UAE and operates over 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal, QSR Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit


Kalamazoo, MI Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary With Record Sales
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