WHEATON, Ill., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue, the largest quick-serve barbecue chain in the country, is set to open their first location in Illinois as Franchisee Dan Sommerfeld of JTA Holdings, LLC signs up for a new location in the Wheaton.
This is Sommerfeld's first franchise with the company.
The location is projected to open in late May.
Dickey's is growing at rapid rate -- with 142 locations in 33 states the company has enjoyed a 35% growth rate over the past 2 years, according to company officials.
Dickey's only began franchising in 1994.
The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX.
The original location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
Committed to exceptional quality at an affordable price, Dickey's still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.
For more information about Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com.
For Dickey's franchising information call 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue