DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. has just signed its newest development agreement for five new stores. Two stores will open in Mississippi, with two other locations coming to Tennessee and one in Georgia. Owner / Operators Ray Smith and Jim Rogers will open their first store in spring of next year.
"Dickey's is seeing an influx of multi-store development agreements nationwide," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "These development deals are instrumental in growing the Dickey's brand across the country, and we are happy to support these Owner / Operators who have invested with us."
With over 30 years each in the oil and gas industry, Ray and Jim were first introduced to Dickey's Barbecue Pit in their travels throughout Texas in 2000. Having both retired from the same major oil company, they continued to work closely on other projects in the oil and gas business, but kept a close eye on the brand's growth. An avid biker, Smith frequented the Dickey's Barbecue Pit closest to his favorite Harley Davidson dealer, with Jim, the golfer, often finishing his round with a stop at Dickey's. "Life depends a lot on the right timing and with years of retail marketing, engineering and site selection experience between us, the path seemed clear. We caught a little lightning in a bottle," said Smith.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. prides itself on training and ongoing support for its franchisees. With low franchise fees and in-house services such as legal and marketing, Dickey's is a great investment for first time and veteran franchisees. To learn more about Dickey's franchising, click here.
About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 520 locations in 43 states. Dickey's Barbecue was recognized for the third year by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Top 10 Growth Chain" and by Technomic as the "Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country." For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue