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Bringing Dickey's to Athens, TX

Published: 18 Oct 2018

(Dallas, TX) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit continues to expand in their home state of Texas with a new location slated to open in Athens, TX in early 2019. The location will be opened by new Dickey’s franchisee, Matt Hurst and his parents Robert and Stacy. 

“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,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are always proud when we have new owners join our team, especially when they are opening in our home state.” 

With more than 20 years in the restaurant industry, Matt looks forward to bringing Dickey’s slow-smoked barbecue to the residents of his hometown of Athens. 

“Athens is in need of a barbecue option like Dickey’s that offers guests only the highest quality, slow-smoked meats,” says Matt. “My parents and I chose to open a Dickey’s franchise because of their rich history and strong support of their franchisees.” 

Find your nearest Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location 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. For the past 77 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations across the nation have served guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all meats are smoked low and slow on-site, every night in every location. 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 and includes more than 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list and in 2018 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit made the Top 10. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information, visit


Bringing Dickey's to Athens, TX
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