Dickey’s Barbecue is Firing Up to Expand Across Minnesota



Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is building momentum in Minnesota. Minnesota is currently Dickey’s fastest growing market with 12 area stores open and five more set to open in the coming months.

“We’ve only been in the Minnesota market for a short time period and have seen explosive growth and interest in our unique concept,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “No one does barbecue the way we do it and Minnesota has really embraced us.”

Most franchise owners in Minnesota own multiple locations and are excitedly developing the area.  Dickey’s newest locations will be in Savage and Valleyfair Park.  Both stores are owned by Shawn Lindsey.

“We are thrilled to open a Dickey’s because they offer great Texas barbecue and a cool concept,” said multi-unit franchise owner Shawn Lindsey. “We are looking forward to offering Valleyfair Park something truly new and different – not your average theme park food.”

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. Dickey’s began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. Dickey’s currently has more than 200 locations in 36 states nationwide.

Dickey’s Barbecue added over 66 stores last year and is planning to add 100 new locations nationwide in 2012. With every new restaurant, the company creates additional jobs for landlords, brokers, construction companies, and of course the city itself. This is great news for Minnesota.

Dickey’s Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce. All meats are slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.

Founded in 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey’s is now the world’s largest barbecue chain. Beginning with an aggressive growth strategy and proven business model, and since implementing its proprietary five revenue streams for business growth, Dickey’s is on track to maintain its 61% growth rate in 2012. Currently, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants can now be found in 36 states and over 200 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey’s: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.