Our History

Dickey's Barbecue Pit prides itself on authenticity, innovation and mouthwatering hickory-smoked barbecue. In 1941, Travis Dickey opened the first location in Dallas, Texas.

Franchising began in 1994 after loyal guests and barbecue fanatics demanded more locations. Roland Dickey, Jr. became Chief Executive Officer in 2006 continuing the family tradition. As the fast-casual chain racks up recognition, the Dickey family still serves up the same quality barbecue recipes handed down for generations coupled with the same brand of southern hospitality, only on a much larger scale. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 550 stores in 44 states with international locations slated to open in late 2018.

We've Gone Global 2018!

National & International Expansion Opportunities Available

  • 550+ Locations
  • 44 States
  • 8 Countries

Award Winning Business

  • Entrepreneur Magazine Top 500 Franchisees 2018
  • #8 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers 2017
  • #16 in Top 40 Fast-Casual Chains 2016

What Sets Us Apart

  1. Established Brand: Over 77 years of experience preparing, smoking, and serving the community
  2. Six Revenue Streams: Dine-in/Take-out, Catering, Online Ordering, Delivery, Holiday Meals and Retail Items
  3. Low Cost Franchise Fees with Protected Territories
  4. Turnkey Business Model with Support before, during and after your grand opening
  5. Innovative IT Solutions
  6. At Dickey's, we focus on the authenticity of the food and only offer sustainably raised meats
  7. Each new Owner/Operator is fully immersed in a four-week training course that we call Barbecue University
  8. Support from the Home Office in all aspects of the business including Project Managers, Site Selection, Marketing, IT, Purchasing and much more