Dickey’s Named #1 Brand of the Year

By Kerry CroccoMay 25, 2016
FastCasual.com honored 75 brands and 25 executives at the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago where they announced the fast casual food industry's 2016 Top 100 Movers & Shakers...and Dickey's Franchise topped the list. "The top spot unanimously went to Dickey's Barbecue Pit for not only its impressive growth performance (a 19 percent year-over-year growth rate with nearly 550 units and plans to open 100 this year), but also because it is a leader when it comes to implementing technology to enhance the guest experience," said Cherryh Cansler, managing editor of FastCasual.com. Judges rated the brands on:Open a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Franchise
  • Growth
  • Sales
  • Technology
  • Design
  • Customer experience
  • Sustainability
  • Menu offerings
“What an honor it is to win the number one spot on the Fast Casual Top 100 list! Thank you Fast Casual for recognizing us,” said Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Our team and our franchisees make this happen for us every day. At Dickey’s, we keep it simple by focusing on what we do best and what we’re passionate about, which is bringing authentic, Texas-style barbecue across the country." About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow-smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home-style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to 550 locations in 43 states. More Accolades Dickey’s was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” To learn more about franchising with Dickey’s go here.

About the Author - Kerry Crocco

Marketing Coordinator for Franchise Solutions and Franchise.com; conduct email marketing campaigns, web page management and trade show coordination. Mother of two, wife and Young Living Essential Oils representative.
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