Dickey's Barbecue Pit has partnered with Marshland Foods, LLC to open eight new locations along the I-10 Corridor. The first store will open in Lake Charles, LA, and two new store openings will follow in Beaumont, TX. Other new stores will open in Baton Rouge, LA, Pearland, TX, Sugar Land, TX, Cypress, TX and Baytown, TX. All stores will open within the next five years.
With over 30 years in the restaurant industry, Marshland Foods partner Robert Ray will operate the new stores. "I am excited to move my career into an owner/operator role of a multi-unit operation and partner with the largest barbecue chain in the country," Ray says. After researching the Dickey's Barbecue Pit franchise opportunity for a year, Ray and Marshland Group Founder and Managing Partner Rick El-Mogazi were impressed with Dickey's innovative and successful business model. "We concluded that Dickey's Barbecue Pit was the best investment for our group after speaking with other franchisees and observing Dickey's high-tech innovations in customer experience," El-Mogazi said.