MISSOULA, Mont., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue is bringing lip smackin' barbecue to Montana. James Gibson, assistant director of Athletics for Business and Finance at The University of Montana, will open the first Montana location for the Texas-based chain.
"These are exciting times for Dickey's Barbecue," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We've added three new states to our restaurant system this month alone. Montana will be a great market for our slow smoked barbecue and we're looking forward to great things from James and his restaurant."
Gibson is actually a former Texan, growing up in a small town in the Texas panhandle. He currently works with the University of Montana and also as a Director for Inter-Collegiate Athletic Consultants. Prior to moving to Montana, he worked in the Texas A&M University System in a variety of administrative positions.
"I chose Dickey's because of its reputation for great barbecue and for its laid back atmosphere," said new franchise owner Gibson. "The people of Montana love and crave great barbecue -- we wanted to bring something to Missoula and the State of Montana that was affordable, quick and full of great flavor that could be enjoyed in a casual manner. Dickey's fits all criteria and will become a great partner for Missoula."
Gibson is looking for locations in the Missoula area and hopes to have a lease in place soon.
Dickey's Barbecue began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. Dickey's currently has more than 230 locations. With every new restaurant, the company creates additional jobs for brokers, construction companies, and of course makes an impact on the city it serves.
About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants
Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the world's largest barbecue chain. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is located in 44 states and over 230 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue