On Thursday, August 29, at 11 a.m., the new Dickey’s inLehi, Utah, will open its doors for local barbecue fans. The first 50 dine-in customers who purchase an item on that day will receive a Dickey’s gift card fully loaded with up to $50.
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Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants announced it is introducing new layered natural wood interior schemes and enhanced menuboards at all new restaurants. In addition, existing restaurants will be gradually making the shift to the clean lines and rustic wood update.
In September, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants across the country will be literally rolling out new dough. The new artisanal breads are modeled after Dickey’s signature rolls with a touch of Southern sweetness and fresh, simple ingredients. New bread items will include handcrafted buns, hoagies, and dinner rolls baked daily in all restaurants.
Ribs are the backbone of any barbecue restaurant and the best ribs are messy. Dickey’s Barbecue thinks that’s a great social media campaign to let customers show their saucier sides. Extra napkins may be needed, but #DickeysAllOverYourFace is a campaign to encourage customers to fully enjoy their barbecue, especially Dickey’s fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Dickey’s Barbecue just sold its 500th franchise. The Dallas-based franchise currently has 312 locations open with another 200 in development.
A great way to start an argument is to talk about America’s best barbecue. It’s a dispute that won’t be resolved.
“A lot depends on where you were raised, because you get an emotional allegiance to one particular type of barbecue,” says Peter Reinhart, chef on assignment in the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte, North Carolina, campus.
Dickey’s Barbecue is firing up its menu for summer with the new Racetrack Sandwich. The barbecue franchise, known for slow-smoked barbecue, is adding this new menu item from July through September.
“Summer is the perfect time to roll out the Racetrack Sandwich,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. “The combination of brisket and pork topped with creamy coleslaw is a hearty addition to our summer menu.”
Dickey’s Barbecue announced record Mother’s Day sales, with year-over-year sales up a full 25 percent.
The company also reported the best system-wide sales for a Sunday in the 72-year history of the rapidly growing barbecue concept.
In a sign that the economic landscape might finally be rebounding for quick serves, early results from Technomic’s upcoming “Top 500 Restaurant Chain” report reveal that the fastest-growing limited-service restaurant chains in the U.S. realized average sales increases of 22.3 percent between 2011 and 2012.
Dickey’s Barbecue was recently named the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain by Technomic’s Top 500 Annual Report. Dickey’s outpaced many larger fast casual restaurant chains to seize the title.