ATLANTA, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia, meet the new Pit Master in town: Robert Cross. A Georgia resident for the past 15 years, Cross recently took over as Owner/Operator of the Fayetteville Dickey's Barbecue Pit location and is beginning development on a new store in Atlanta.
Cross, a former multi-unit Subway franchisee, spent the last few years researching different brands for his next venture. He was looking for an enterprising, on-the-move brand and was drawn to Dickey's by their advancement in the industry. He sees it as the perfect concept to be successful in his state.
"There happened to be a Dickey's right across the street from me and ultimately, it was the food that sold me," said Cross. "Barbecue is such a staple food, especially here in the south."
With his sights set on future growth, Cross is eager to travel to Dallas to learn all about the business of barbecue at Barbecue University, Dickey's three-week training program.
"At Dickey's, we look for franchisees who share our passion and excitement for the barbecue and the business, like Robert," said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We welcome him to the family and look forward to a long, successful partnership."
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.
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SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue