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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - Franchise


Quick Franchise Summary

Join the largest barbecue chain in America! With over 550 locations in 47 states, our smokin’ hot franchise has been treating guests to great tasting barbecue since 1941. If you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or looking to retire and start a business, we’re seeking passionate entrepreneurs to join our highly rated franchise.


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Franchise Cost, Fees & Facts

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Total Investment$289,939 – $421,244
Year Founded1941
# of Existing Units550
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationDallas, TX
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in ALL States

International Availability:

Accepting In These Countries:
  • United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom and other countries

Overview

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - Franchise Information

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. 

Dickey’s Locations 
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. 

Dickey’s Texas-Style Barbecue and Savory Sides
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. 

OUR OPPORTUNITY
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
Award Winning Franchise 
Over the years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has won awards such as our most recent awards: 
  • Top 500 Franchises 2018 (Entrepreneur)
  • #1 on Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers List (Fast Casual 2016)
  • 2016 Top Franchise (Entrepreneur Franchise 500)
  • Consumer Picks - 1st Place Specialty Segment (NRN 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • QSR Best Franchise Deal (2012, 2015)
The Dickey Foundation
Since 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has taken great pride in our Texas style barbecue and our commitment to the communities we serve. It is in that spirit, that The Dickey Foundation was created. The Dickey Foundation supports first responders who protect and unite our communities. Our Foundation is national, but our efforts are intensely local, focusing on financial support, public education, and providing the equipment necessary for the safety of our first responders.
 
Franchisee Success Story: Meg Of Dickey’s Barbeque

Press Releases & Awards

7/12/2017 12:00:00 AM - Several businesses to open their doors in Mabank
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7/12/2017 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue adds Bremerton location
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5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit Offers Special Franchise Deal to First Responders
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5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - Celebrate National Barbecue Day Tomorrow with Dickey's Barbecue Pit
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5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - Kansas City Chiefs Corner Back Stanley Jean-Baptiste to Open Two Dickey's Barbecue Pit Locations
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5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit Investor Opening his Own Location
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5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Gets Fired Up for National Barbecue Month with Big Giveaways
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5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM - Founder of Texas-style Slow Smoked Barbecue to Make a 'Pit Stop' in Sacramento Region
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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - Southern California will Soon Get a Taste of Texas Barbecue with Five New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Locations
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8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit To Expand in South Texas
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7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Expands into Mississippi Delta
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7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Open Three New Stores in Amarillo Area
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6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Announces Expansion in El Paso, TX
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5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Inks Development Deal for Eight Stores in Texas and Louisiana
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4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Announces Three-Store Development Agreement in Ohio
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4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Announces 12-Store Development Agreement in California
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4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit Signs Four-Store Agreement in Oregon
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4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM - Multi-Concept Franchisee To Open 10 Dickey's Barbecue Pit Locations throughout Arizona
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3/25/2016 12:00:00 AM - Family Franchise Business Brings Three Dickey's Barbecue Pit Locations to Eastern Michigan
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3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickeys Barbecue Pit Announces Expansion Plans Within New York State, Adding Two Stores in Buffalo, NY
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3/14/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Announces Three-Store Development Agreement in Northern California
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2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Inks Four-Store Development Agreement To Mark 100th Location in California
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2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Executes Eight-Store Development Agreement in Nevada and Southern California
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1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Makes Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List
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1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - Gina Young Serves as Sole Female Member of Dickey's Barbecue Pit Owner/Operator Council
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1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit Rings in the New Year with $1 Pulled Pork Sliders
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1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM - Seasoned Restaurant Executive, Barry M. Barron, Sr. Named COO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
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12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Introduces New Menu Items Here to Stay
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12/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit Breaks Holiday Sales Records
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11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit Expands With Four New Stores in Virginia
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11/17/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey's Barbecue Eyeing 2016 Growth in Japan, South Korea, Philippines
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11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM - Real Talk with Real Owners – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit owner Jay Rhodes of Altoona/State College, PA
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11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM - Real Talk with Real Owners: Amberly Patrick of Cleburne, TX
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11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM - Real Talk with Real Owners: Skyler Jones of Garden City, Idaho
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11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Addresses the WHO Red Meat Study
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10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - DICKEY’S BARBECUE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH A SMALLER, FASTER PROTOTYPE
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9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Continues Expansion Plans Across the Grand Canyon State
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9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Announces Partnership with Jewel-Osco Grocery Stores to Sell Signature Buttery Rolls
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9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM - First Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Open on a Military Installation Begins Service August 27
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8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - Founder of Texas-style Slow Smoked Barbecue to Make a ‘Pit Stop’ in San Jose Region
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7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM - EY Recognizes Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. CEO Roland Dickey Jr. as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in the Southwest Region
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6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Gains Operational Insight across 500 Stores with Advanced Big Data Analytics in the Cloud
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5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Named Number Four in 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list
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5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Mason Arrives for National Barbecue Month
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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - Texas Favorite Arrives in Corona with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Hits Victorville with Three Day Barbecue Bonanza
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4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Arrives to Maumelle/North Little Rock in Time for Summer
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3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM - Yeehaw Yakima! Dickey's Barbecue Opens with a Three Day Barbecue Bash
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10/7/2014 3:38:31 PM - Man Takes Barbecue Hobby to the Big Leagues with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
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10/7/2014 3:37:07 PM - New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Hosts Texas Size Barbecue Party in Avon
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9/24/2014 11:39:35 AM - Mr. Dickey Stops by for Guest Appreciation Event at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Aurora
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9/17/2014 11:05:39 AM - Life Gets Sweeter in Sweetwater with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
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9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM - Put On Your Party Pants: Dickey's Barbecue Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Appleton
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9/15/2014 12:53:22 PM - Catering Sales Are Smokin’ Hot at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants
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8/27/2014 3:16:16 PM - Restaurant Leader Takes on Barbecue with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Fletcher
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8/27/2014 3:14:00 PM - Franchisee Opens Second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Location in Wisconsin
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8/21/2014 4:22:23 PM - Mr. Dickey Stops by for Guest Appreciation Event at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Aurora
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8/21/2014 4:20:46 PM - Army Engineer and Brisket Lover Opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hometown
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8/12/2014 3:03:12 PM - Mr. Dickey Visits Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Overland Park for Customer Event
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7/29/2014 2:37:25 PM - Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Germantown Celebrates Customer Appreciation Event Thursday
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7/24/2014 10:22:54 AM - New Career Path Leads Men to Barbecue with Dickey's Barbecue Pit
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7/17/2014 2:20:55 PM - America's Got Talent Contestant Performs at New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Tracy
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7/14/2014 12:37:01 PM - Roland Dickey Stops by Plymouth for Guest Event that Gives to Flood Relief
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7/3/2014 12:18:37 PM - Your Barbecue Personality
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7/2/2014 12:53:54 PM - Couple Opens First Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Palmdale
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6/13/2014 12:00:46 PM - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brings Slow Smoked Texas Barbecue to Brentwood
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5/9/2014 3:35:14 PM - Gettin' Saucy for National Barbecue Month
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4/4/2014 12:46:05 PM - Dickey's Barbecue Opens Seven New Locations in One Week
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2/10/2014 3:23:14 PM - Dickey's Barbecue Announces Largest Franchise Deal in Company History
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