DALLAS, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, NFL player Stanley Jean-Baptiste joined the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family. The newly-signed corner back for the Kansas City Chiefs plans to open two Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations in Florida. The North Miami stores in Aventura and Hollywood are scheduled to open in January 2018.
While traveling around the country throughout his football career, Jean-Baptiste developed a love of barbecue and wanted to bring it back to his hometown in North Miami. "I loved both the history of Dickey's and their barbecue, so I decided to bring the growing brand to my hometown," said Jean-Baptiste.
"We welcome Stanley Baptiste to the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family and look forward to continuing expansion in Florida through this partnership," said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "As a prominent member of his community, we are excited to partner with him to bring delicious, pit-smoked barbecue to his hometown."
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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