Local Dickey’s Crew Travel South to Give Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
(Houston, TX) A group of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees and crew members went above and beyond to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston. On average, the team has delivered food to 5,000 Houstonians and 500 first responders each day.
The team in Houston is comprised of Colorado franchisee David Montoya and his manager Ukiah Ramirez. Montoya is currently planning to open additional Dickey’s locations in his home state of New Mexico. Also on the team are father and son duo Shaun and Gene Martin from North Texas. The team has set up shop outside of an unfinished Houston Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location owned by Amrinder Toor.
“Seeing first-hand the destruction of these communities is incredibly eye opening and has been an experience none of us will ever forget,” says Montoya. “Bringing warm meals to those focused on rebuilding their communities is something that I truly believe is lifting their spirits during this time of recovery.”
Starting out as a team of five, their operation grew when they arrived in Houston with locals volunteering to help throughout the day. One of the most prominent volunteers is Congresswoman Sheila Jackson, who assisted the team in visiting and delivering food to the communities.
“We are overwhelmed with the compassion and dedication these franchisees have demonstrated through supporting our Houston neighbors in their time of need,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “It is times like these that make me even more proud to be a part of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family.”
To assist in Dickey’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, please donate to Barbecue, Boots & Badges here.
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.