SALT LAKE CITY, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit is feeling the love in Utah. The world's largest barbecue chain has opened six new stores in Utah and is planning to add at least eight more in 2012. They are currently searching for sites to add to their expansion plans.
"We've had remarkable growth in Utah;" said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Utah has embraced our authentic and unique concept and is ready for more!"
Dickey's Barbecue added over 66 stores last year and is planning to add 100 new locations nationwide in 2012.
"Utah is an open field for Dickey's," said John Thomson, owner of multiple Dickey's Barbecue Pits in Utah. "The few barbecue restaurants in the area can't compete with Dickey's Southern style barbecue."
Thomson is a multi-unit franchise owner. He currently owns and operates stores in Salt Lake City, Orem, American Fork, West Valley, and St. George. He has plans to open five more stores.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. Dickey's began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. Dickey's currently has more than 200 locations in 36 states nationwide.
With every new restaurant, the company creates additional jobs for landlords, brokers, construction companies, and of course the state itself. This is great news for Utah.
Dickey's Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce. All meats are slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.
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. Beginning with an aggressive growth strategy and proven business model, and since implementing its proprietary five revenue streams for business growth, Dickey's is on track to maintain its 61% growth rate in 2012. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants can now be found in 36 states and over 200 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