Roland Dickey Jr. Announces Three-Store Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Development Agreement in Los Angeles Area

Roland Dickey Jr. Announces Three-Store Dickey's Barbecue Pit Development Agreement in Los Angeles Area

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. CEO Roland Dickey Jr. congratulates Owner/Operator Alex Roth of Los Angeles location on their new plan to expand into Southern Los Angeles County with three new stores

Roland Dickey Jr. Announces Three-Store Dickey's Barbecue Pit Development Agreement in Los Angeles AreaDickey’s Barbecue Pit CEO Roland Dickey Jr. has announced a new three-store development agreement with Owner/Operator Alex Roth. Already the owner of the Redondo Beach Dickey’s location, Roth’s agreement originally contained one store. This new agreement adds three more stores to the deal. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit now has more than 100 stores in California and is rapidly expanding in The Golden State.

Roland Dickey Jr. saw the potential in extending the partnership with Roth, a United States Marine Corps reservist who began his career in foodservice at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.  Roland Dickey Jr. and Roth have extended their Dickey’s barbecue Pit Franchise agreement to encompass the southern part of Los Angeles County, starting in Hawthorn and extending south. He will also open a new location as far south as Lomita.
The new stores will all be opened using Dickey’s new store model, complete with sustainable elements such as reclaimed wood throughout the dining room and Dickey’s proprietary blend of wood pellets to be used in the smoker.

Alex Roth explained, “The community in Redondo Beach has wholeheartedly embraced us, and so many people who came during our grand opening have become loyal guests who stop in several times per week. We are delighted to serve our community delicious barbecue and look forward to expanding into Los Angeles County.”

Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., said of the deal, “Dickey’s has grown rapidly along the West Coast, and we are proud to have dedicated Owner/Operators such as Alex Roth who further our brand every day. The Dickey family congratulates Alex on his development agreement and we look forward to celebrating many grand openings in the future.”

Roland Dickey Jr. is the CEO responsible for the explosion in popularity of the Dickey’s Barbecue chain of restaurants. He has taken the family business from five locations in Texas to more than 560 throughout the continental United States. Dickey Jr. now tours the country helping franchisees and business owners set up for success through his own consultancy, as well as regularly lecturing on the convention circuit. For more information, please visit:

To learn more about franchising with Dickeys, visit or call 866-340-6188.

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 more than 560 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious.” Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 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 or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.