Industry News | May 23, 2012

Dickey’s Named Top Franchise Option for Military Vets

Dickey's Barbecue is pleased to announce it has made G.I. Jobs magazine's Military Friendly Franchise list for 2012.

"We are honored to be ranked on this list,” says Roland Dickey Jr., president. “Our veterans provide a tremendous service to our country and Dickey's is happy to help make the dream of owning their own restaurant business a reality. My grandfather, Travis Dickey Sr., opened our first barbecue restaurant in 1941 after his service in World War II."

G.I. Jobs magazine is a veteran-owned magazine that focuses on helping military veterans find career opportunities. A recent study shows veteran-owned franchises generate more than $41 billion annually and employ 1.5 million people.

"Dickey's provided me with an affordable opportunity to own my own business and I really like their veterans programs," says Tom Emmons, Dickey's Barbecue franchise owner in Mesa, Arizona. "Their Military Discount program has actually been a great incentive for me to expand. I'm currently looking to open another location this year."

Dickey's Barbecue discounts franchise fees for all honorably discharged veterans who meet the franchise criteria and are approved through the application process. The honor of being ranked as a Military Friendly Franchise is only shared by 10 percent of all franchises nationwide. Results are compiled through national survey results.

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