Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Takes Home Four Prestigious Telly Awards



Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Takes Home Four Prestigious Telly AwardsFast Casual Chain’s Shift Meeting Training Videos Recognized in 36th Annual Awards

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Takes Home Four Prestigious Telly AwardsDickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. is proud to announce their Shift Meeting Training Videos (SMTVs) were awarded four 2015 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions, web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Winners of the 36th Annual Telly Awards were selected from over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Dickey’s Barbecue SMTVs are a daily, branded video delivered to each store with the purpose of communicating, educating and motivating Dickey’s Barbecue team members, managers and owner/operators. Location views are monitored to ensure all staff is up-to-date on all training methods and store promotions. Each episode reviews a company standard, a FACT focus for a menu item, the deal of the day, team focus and a trivia question.

“I’m extremely proud of the team who put in the hard work each and every week to write, produce and publish our SMTVs 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for our over 500 locations nationwide,” said Steve Hawter, Vice President of Training for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Video is a proven effective method to streamline content from an organization to the staff on the ground which is essential in the restaurant industry.”

The winners included the “Art of Brisket-Prep” SMTV which earned three Tellys for Training Video, Employee Communication and Cinematography/Videography as well as the “Grab, Squish & Tickle” SMTV which earned a Telly for Employee Communication.


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, the fast-casual concept has over 500 locations in 43 states and still slow-smokes all meats onsite 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.  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.