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Local Entrepreneur Plans to Open His First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Loudoun County

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Local Entrepreneur Plans to Open His First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Loudoun County

Published: 02 Jan 2017

The new location is slated to open in Virginia in Fall 2017

(Loudoun, VA) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will be serving the residents of Loudoun County delicious, Texas-style barbecue beginning in Fall 2017. The new store’s owner, Chris Mills, is excited to embark on this new adventure with Dickey’s and have the opportunity to serve his community slow-smoked barbecue.


“The Dickey family congratulates Chris Mills on opening his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is growing rapidly throughout the nation, and we are proud to continue our expansion in Virginia giving us the opportunity to serve more people Dickey’s authentic, Texas-style barbecue.”


After graduating from George Mason University, Mills has constantly been looking for new opportunities and found his most recent opportunity with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Before beginning his new adventure with Dickey’s, Mills was in real estate and property management. After years of real estate, Mills decided he wanted to get into the restaurant industry and found a home in Dickey’s.


“When researching franchising opportunities, Dickey’s ended up being the perfect fit for me,” says Mills. “I have a passion for barbecue and I love having the opportunity to bring people together and Dickey’s is the perfect place to do that.”


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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 with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 570 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious.” Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.