Dickey's Barbecue Pit, a family legacy that began in a one-room location 70 years ago, opened its 200th location on December 17 in Abilene, Texas.
"I never thought it would get to 200 stores. I remember when 100 was the goal and thinking to myself there is just no way. The Dickey family has really done a great job and should be proud—I know I am," says Dale Smith, a Dickey's franchise owner. "I don't see the Dickey family slowing down after the 200th. I see them continuing the growth with the same enthusiasm they have now."