DAHLGREN, Va., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Wright began his journey with Dickey's Barbecue Pit a year ago, investing in his first location with his cousin, James Wright in Alexandria, Virginia. With such success in this first location, he is now finalizing the details of his own location in Dahlgren, Virginia. This first-time business owner was inspired to join Dickey's after having his first taste of the Texas-style barbecue.
"Two years ago I ate at Dickey's for the first time, and I was sold immediately," said Wright. "One of my favorite things about being a part of Dickey's is making customers happy by serving them delicious, slow-smoked barbecue."
Roger Wright's location in Dahlgren is on track to open by summer 2017. In the meantime, Virginians can get their pit-smoked barbecue fix at the Alexandria or Southpoint locations, both owned by his cousin, James Wright; or find their nearest Dickey's Barbecue Pit location here.
"The Dickey's family has enjoyed our relationship with Roger, first as an investor and now as an Owner," said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Pit. "We congratulate Roger on the upcoming opening of his own location and look forward to bringing more barbecue to Virginians."
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 eight signature meats, seven savory sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. 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. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information on Dickey's awards, visit www.dickeys.com
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SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue