Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue franchise, today announced Madison Jobe as the new Vice President of Franchise Development. Jobe will lead the company’s expansion initiatives with more than 100 new locations already planned within the next year.
“We are doing something that has never been done before by taking fast casual barbecue nationwide at such an aggressive pace,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Madison has a proven track record in the restaurant industry and extensive consumer brand experience that will allow us to position our barbecue franchise for continued success.”
Prior to joining Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., Jobe served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. and was instrumental in the creation and expansion of the Pie Five Pizza Co. concept. In his tenured career in operations and development for national consumer brands, he held executive roles with Stockade Companies, Ruby’s Diner, Shakey’s Pizza, and Red Robin.
“I’m thrilled to join the leadership group at Dickey’s Barbecue,” said Jobe. “Dickey’s Barbecue is a great franchise opportunity. This company is energized and poised to take this brand to the next level through thoughtful and aggressive growth.”
Dickey’s Barbecue has been franchising since 1994. The barbecue franchise offers a complete support package including real estate site selection, construction and design as well as marketing support. Dickey’s Barbecue also offers an extensive training program through Barbecue University in Dallas, Texas.
Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 73 years later, the Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked onsite in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 400 locations in 40 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year Technomic named Dickey’s “Fastest-growing restaurant in the country” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey’s or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.