New Dickey’s Is Smokin’ Hot in Scottsdale

Are you ready for a lip smackin’ foot stompin’ family friendly barbecue joint? Well get ready because Dickey’s Barbecue has a new location in Scottsdale.

“I wanted to bring great authentic barbecue with a family friendly environment to the area,” said local franchise owner Erik Forrest. “I’m excited about opening and becoming a part of this great community.”

Forrest has been in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. He worked as a chef in 5 star resorts and high-end restaurants for 10 years. Forrest hopes to open the new Dickey’s location in June.

“I chose Dickey’s because it has an impressive business model and great barbecue,” said Forrest. “I knew that if I was going to have a franchise that I needed to believe 100% in the business and the food.”

The new restaurant is located in South Scottsdale at 7919 E. Thomas Road Suite 111, near Coronado High School and about 5 miles south of Fashion Square Mall. Dickey’s has another location in Scottsdale at 7337 Shea Blvd. which is owned and operated by Mitch Bailey.

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 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

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 Also visit our corporate Facebook page at Dickey’s: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.