"Words cannot describe how excited I am to open my new location," says local franchisee Ryan Curtis.

"Dickey's will be a great new addition to the area."

Curtis has been making his way around town. Always armed with flyers, menus and coupons, Curtis has been introducing himself to local businesses and the nearby community.

His community efforts have drawn in a lot of positive attention.

"The community seems to be very excited," Curtis says.

"Each day we have lots of phone calls asking when we will be opened. And it's great to finally answer we are open."

Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Since then Dickey's has grown fast and is scheduled to have 200 locations by the end of this year.

The original Dallas location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue Pit is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.


Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, News, Operations