Grant will provide protective armor and gear
On Wednesday, October 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Church in the City (6005 Dalrock Road, Rowlett, Texas) the Dickey Foundation presented 13 sets of protective armor and gear to the Rowlett Police Department’s SWAT Team.
The Dickey Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, awards grants to provide first responders with critical protective equipment and safety gear they need to help make their job easier and, more importantly, safer.
“Having protective armor and gear is imperative for the SWAT Team to do their job and stay safe, “said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We’re so happy to be able to help, and stay connected to the communities we are in and this is what The Foundation does, it recognizes the needs of the first responders.”
The donation is valued at more than $25,000 and The Dickey Foundation is proud that they can support local first responders by providing them with critically important protective armor.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue. At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with international locations in the UAE and Japan. Dickey’s Restaurant brands have over 550 locations nationwide. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018 and was named to Hospitality Technology Industry Heroes in 2021. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in 2020 by Nation’s Restaurant News and was recognized as one of the top 25 industry leaders on Fast Casual’s 2020 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal and QSR Magazine. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.