The nation’s largest barbecue chain heats up in the Sunshine State
Florida continues to be a hot market for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., as a new development agreement has been signed for three stores. Owner/Operator Tim Hershberger has already opened one of the three in Pensacola, with plans to open another store in the same city and a third slated to open in Fort Walton Beach.
When both stores open in 2016, they will both cater heavily to military personnel living on and around the local bases. A retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Hershberger has close ties to both the Navy base in Pensacola and the Air Force base in Fort Walton Beach. “After being in the military for 30 years, this has been one of the most challenging things I’ve done on this large of a scale,” Hershberger says. “I’ve gotten tremendous support from my area director and other franchisees and I’m grateful for all the ongoing resources that Dickey’s offers.”
There are currently nine Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations in Florida, and the barbecue brand is growing rapidly in the Sunshine State. Dickey’s offers incentives for veterans looking for their next career, as well as multi-store benefits to all potential Owner/Operators. “We at Dickey’s are dedicated to the success of our franchisees,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are especially proud to support our nation’s veterans by offering a discount on franchise fees.” In addition to these incentives, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. also offers a specialized training program and ongoing marketing support to give all franchisees the tools for success.
For Dickey’s Barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeysfranchising.com.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 520 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s Barbecue was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.