Dickey’s Barbecue Pit first opened in 1941 and has since grown into the largest barbecue chain in the world. Dickey’s offers seven slow-smoked, Texas-style meats and a variety of savory sides, all served with a touch of southern hospitality. Since 1941, Dickey’s has slow-smoked their meats overnight, every night to ensure its authentic flavor.
At Dickey’s, we pride ourselves on serving our guests authentic, Texas-style barbecue in our stores that feel like an extension of the owner’s home. At 1,500 square feet, our locations offer an experience where guests feel like they are dining with family. The kitchen is an open concept where guests can see the meat being smoked and the sides being prepared. When guests enter any Dickey’s location they are greeted with “Welcome to Dickey’s” and then have a conversation with the Pit Boss crafting their meal at the block.
Long before our guests arrive, we begin slow smoking our barbecue with hickory wood smokers at every location, every day just as it was done in 1941. In fact, we are so passionate about the quality of our ingredients that our meats are rubbed by hand with family recipes passed down from earlier generations. And as you know, you can’t have great barbecue without savory sides. Dickey’s offers a variety of homestyle side options for guests that are the perfect complement to their slow-smoked meat.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers a successful business model, low start-up costs, multiple revenue streams and an expert Home Office support team for franchise owners. Dickey’s also ensures every owner is fully prepared to open their own location by teaching them everything from how to smoke a brisket to how to create the best Pit Crew in our three-week training course, Barbecue University.
Franchise owners enjoy the following features at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:
- 6 Revenue Streams
- 20 years of experience in real estate to support you during site selection
- A project manager to support you during the construction phase (No charge)
- Low franchise fees ($20,000 for the first restaurant and $15,000 for each additional restaurant)
- Operations support
- Marketing support
- Business model provided (no restaurant experience required)
- Comprehensive training program – Barbecue University
- Group purchasing power
- Veteran discounts available*
- Various locations available ranging from traditional to non-traditional and c-stores