Local Tennessee couple brings Dickey’s slow-smoked, Texas-style barbecue to Soddy Daisy in spring 2018. The new location will be opened by new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit owners Mark and Donna Oldham.
“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been family owned and operated since 1941 and we consider each of our owners as a part of our family,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are always proud when passionate franchisees such as Mark and Donna Oldham decide to invest in Dickey’s and help us further our brand.”
Originally from Tennessee, the Oldhams are not new to creating a business to serve their community. Though Dickey’s will be their first restaurant venture, the Oldhams are owners of a chicken farm in their home state.
The couple knew they wanted to get into the restaurant business and after trying Dickey’s and researching the Dickey’s franchisee program, they knew it was a perfect fit. “Immediately after we tried Dickey’s barbecue, we knew this was the concept we needed to buy into,” says Mark Oldham. “We look forward to bringing Dickey’s to our community and having a new business for our family to run together.”