Industry News | June 13, 2011

Dickeys Adds On in Minnesota

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the largest quick-serve barbecue chain in the country, continues to grow as Anthony Nwakama, a Marshall, Minnesota, resident, signs on to invest in a Dickey's Barbecue Pit for the Marshall area.

This is the first Dickey's franchise opportunity for Nwakama, who researched many franchise opportunities before deciding Dickey's was the best fit for him and his community.

"I chose Dickey's because it was a good match and looked like the best investment for the future," says Nwakama, a local businessman.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit currently has 7 locations operating in Minnesota, but this will be the first one in Marshall.

"We are so thrilled Dickey's will be expanding in Minnesota," President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. says. "As our company grows, we grow as a family and we look forward to reaching out to the Marshall community. This is another great opportunity for Anthony and for the company."

Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is well-known for their hot pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream, and the big yellow cups.

"We have so many new franchise owners who are investing with us. With this economy, we are glad people trust us for success and do not take that trust for granted. Their victory is our victory and we plan on only moving forward," Dickey says.

The preparation prior to opening a Dickey's franchise is extensive, ensuring that everyone is thoroughly prepared to hit the ground running.

Dickey's is growing at rapid rate, with 147 locations in 33 states, and the company has enjoyed a 35% growth rate over the past 2 years, company officials say.