Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. announced Madison Jobe as the new vice president of franchise development. Jobe will lead the company’s expansion initiatives with more than 100 new locations already planned within the next year.

“We are doing something that has never been done before by taking fast-casual barbecue nationwide at such an aggressive pace,” says Roland Dickey Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. “Madison has a proven track record in the restaurant industry and extensive consumer brand experience that will allow us to position our barbecue franchise for continued success.”

Prior to joining Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc., Jobe served as senior vice president and chief development officer for Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. and was instrumental in the creation and expansion of the Pie Five Pizza Co. concept. In his tenured career in operations and development for national consumer brands, he held executive roles with Stockade Companies, Ruby’s Diner, Shakey’s Pizza, and Red Robin.

“I’m thrilled to join the leadership group at Dickey’s Barbecue,” Jobe says. “Dickey’s Barbecue is a great franchise opportunity. This company is energized and poised to take this brand to the next level through thoughtful and aggressive growth.”

Dickey’s Barbecue has been franchising since 1994. The barbecue franchise offers a complete support package including real estate site selection, construction and design as well as marketing support. Dickey’s Barbecue also offers an extensive training program through Barbecue University in Dallas, Texas.

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