Dickey's Barbecue



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"Slow Smoked. Served Fast."

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants have been serving up some of the most mouthwatering, lip smacking, great tasting barbecue since 1941. Today, Dickey's are opening up all over North America.



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Our Philosophy

Dickeys 01 It's simple: we want to find the right Owner/Operator first. Second, we use our site selection model to find the right location. Then we assist every step of the way in building a great restaurant and setting our operators up for success.

Your Location

Dickey's has evolved over the years, changing the public's perception of barbecue and taking the category mainstream. The Dickey's restaurant concept is authentic, inviting and well planned. We aim for 1,800 sq. ft. end-cap or free standing locations to maximize the profitability of our stores.

Our Opportunity

Each new Dickey's Owner/Operator will take advantage of the decades of experience, improvements and upgrades, attention to detail and the high quality standards established and maintained by the Dickey family. The Dickey's franchise program features:
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  • Site location assistance
  • Floor plan design and layout
  • Thorough training in management, operations and marketing
  • Field support and group purchasing power
  • Protected territories
  • Comprehensive accounting procedures
  • Turn key assistance
  • The knowledge and experience to help you succeed

Dickey's Barbecue is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $50,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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Dickey's Barbecue has more than 65 years of experience in the food industry and is ...

Here's the short and smoky version of how Dickey's Barbecue can help you turn a small investment into a huge success. All right. First: History. Dickey's Barbecue has a well-established history. I mean. Come on. We've been open since 1941. We're the largest and fastest-growing barbecue franchise in the world. We currently have stores all throughout the United States and are growing daily. Even though we are growing quickly, it's important to note that you wouldn't be another number; you'd be an opportunist. See this guy. That's Travis Dickey. He's the founder, father and man behind the brand. Opened up the first store in 1941 and did what he does best: barbecue. See these kids. That's Roland Dickey Senior and Travis Dickey Junior. What did they do? Well. They did what all children want to do? Make your parents proud. They continued to make the same great barbecue their dad made and people loved it. Proof that all barbecue is a good recipe for success. I'm starting to believe there is something to this lineage thing because now the third generation of Dickeys have taken over. We're all about the family-owned and operated business, and that's just how you'll be treated: a part of our hard-working family. So now, more importantly, why. Why? Well, for starters, we have 1 of the lowest initial investment costs for any concept in the quick-service restaurant category, so we help you spend less of your hard-earnings to get started. We are so serious about helping you learn how to make money that we dedicate an entire support center to ensure you succeed: development, marketing, training, purchasing, communications and an area director to keep you connected at all times. You can see how serious we are about giving you the tools for your success, so let me show you how to begin. First, submit your interest on our website or by giving us a call directly. We'll be sure to put you in contact with our highly-responsive sales team to listen to your specific story. Secondly, we will have to review your qualifications and you can review ours in the form of a franchise disclosure document to see if you're a good fit for operating your own Dickey's Barbecue and that Dickey's Barbecue is the right fit for you. After the decision is made, you're on the road to a rewarding career in barbecue. This phone call isn't the last thing you'll hear from us or even our sales team for that matter, but we'll tell you that ... Well, I'm jumping ahead. Let's take these steps like we smoke our barbecue: slow and low. Next, you'll meet the real estate team. Our real estate team will assist you in signing the lease for the site you select in getting in your Dickey's Barbecue up and operating. Our marketing team will show you how to create awareness of your store and its offerings from the grand opening and will help you keep the party going for years to come. Our training team will bring you into our Dallas office for 3 weeks of barbecue university. This training is complete with in-store, on-the-smoker, in-your-face type of training, but most importantly, we're in this relationship for the long haul, even after your store is up and operating. We don't like 1-night stands. Finally, you'll want to call our top-notch sales team. They know the deal, not like this guy. About this point, you're seeing your store's potential and calling to ask how you can open your 2nd or 3rd store. Hello barbecue magnate. Be sure to contact our sales team immediately to claim your market and start seeing instant results. 

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $149,155 - $433,651

More Franchise Information

  • Business Type: Franchise
  • Year Founded: 1941
  • Financing Assistance: Available, via third party
  • Training and Support: Available
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