Dickey’s Barbecue is no stranger to growth. As the nation’s fastest growing restaurant concept, the Dallas-based company has been expanding rapidly for the last two years. The franchise is continuing its pace across California with a multi-unit franchise deal in central California for nine new locations.
“We have a loyal following in California and appreciate the excitement our barbecue fans are creating across the state,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Partners, Kevin Roche and Bryan Roche are centering their development plans in Fresno, Clovis and Hanford. They are also looking at sites around Seaside and Santa Maria. Both partners have previous experience working in a franchise system. Both worked in the KFC franchise system.
“I tried a Dickey’s in Minnesota and was blown away,” said new franchise owner Kevin Roche. “I immediately called Bryan and told him we had found our new franchise. We are looking forward to bringing the same mouthwatering barbecue to central California.”
Dickey’s currently has 32 locations in California with another 18 now in development. Dickey’s Barbecue was recently named the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain by Technomic’s Top 500 Annual Report. Dickey’s outpaced many larger fast casual restaurant chains to seize the title.
Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 71 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 300 locations in 40 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year Technomic named Dickey’s “Fastest-growing restaurant in the country” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey’s or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.