Dickey's Barbecue Pit Gives Back to U.S. Veterans

Dickey's Barbecue Pledges Support in Appreciation for U.S. Veterans

Aug 09, 2011, 14:34 ET from Dickey's Barbecue Pit

DALLAS, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. put the finishing touches on a deal that grants U.S. Veterans a 33 percent discount off the franchise fee.

"We want to support U.S. Veterans and help them in any way we can. U.S. Veterans make excellent franchisees and we want to encourage that unique partnership," said Richard Phillips, Director of Franchise Development at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

The discount is applicable towards one franchise unit, whether it is the veteran's first or third. Dickey's is familiar with partnering with U.S. Veterans to open franchise locations across the country and sought after incentives to encourage them to open more units.

"Dickey's has been like a family. I feel the closeness and camaraderie with the Dickey's group as I did in the Corps. All the people I have come into contact with have worked hard to guide me and provide valuable insight to make my business successful," said Thomas Emmons, an honorably discharged U.S. Marine who now operates his own Dickey's franchise in Mesa, AZ.

The discounted rate will apply to all honorably discharged veterans who meet the franchise criteria and application approval process.

"They understand each individual challenge as it arises and provide you with personalized solutions," said Emmons. "It's not about a one size fits all formula, they recognize the uniqueness of every location as an asset and not a problem. Best of all is Dickey's values its people and customers everyday and in every store."

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.

Dickey's only began franchising in 1994, now there are over 164 locations in 38 states.

Even today, Dickey's still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.

For more information about Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com.

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