Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise

Barbecue restaurant

Dickey's Barbecue was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey in a one-room building at the intersection of Knox and Central Expressway just north of downtown Dallas. The original store had sawdust on the floors and sold beef brisket, ham and ribs. If you wanted a vegetable, you could have potato chips or barbecue beans, or both. Add a bottle of soda, milk or beer and that was the entire menu. This changed when his two sons, Roland and T.D., Jr. took over the business in 1967. They began to modernize the restaurants and add more meats and vegetables to the menu, which now boasts up to eight meats and eighteen fresh and homemade vegetables.
Dickey's Barbecue offers low start-up costs, multiple revenue streams and an expert support team for franchise owners. We also have an extensive training program at Barbecue University, where we drill down on our approach to quality, authentic barbecue and guest focus. In addition, our construction and real estate departments are here to assist franchise owners in site selection, lease negotiation, design, permitting, and equipment procurement.
Top 10 reasons to Invest in Your Own Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

*Established brand
*Low franchise fee
*Site location assistance
*Thorough training in management, operations & marketing
*Protected territories
*High purchasing power to avoid over-paying for goods
*Quality products in our restaurants
*Six revenue streams
*Ongoing support from our home office
*Multi-unit development deals available
As a nationally established brand, Dickey's Barbecue offers years of restaurant knowledge and a team of experts to assist franchise owners through the opening experience.
Veteran Incentives  25% off franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise is between $71,993-$323,789. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants name.

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When did the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants open? 1941
When did Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants start Franchising? 1994

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA

We provide a comprehensive training program at Barbecue University, an intensive four-week training program that teaches the skills needed to open and operate a Dickey's. Barbecue University trainees will spend two weeks in the classroom and two weeks in our training restaurants. In the classroom, trainees will work through the Dickey's Operations Manual and learn from our trainers. Classes consist of lectures, reading, homework assignments, group activities, demonstrations, quizzes and a final exam. Yep, it's class.

Spending two weeks in our training stores is an integral part of training as you practice perfecting Dickey's gold standards and demonstrate that you are ready, willing and able to run a Dickey's Barbecue Pit. In addition to the field training sessions, we also provide Dickey's e-Learning, which are online training courses (e.g., Operations, Food Safety, Guest Service and Management training) for our new and existing franchisee community.

On-The-Job Training: 90 hours
Classroom Training: 50 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Our marketing department operates as an in-house advertising agency. We have a creative team, social media, public relations, community marketing, web content, and media buyers on-site to optimize the brand experience at every touch point. Our in-house team has extensive knowledge of the fast casual industry while taking into account the unique culture of barbecue when creating communications. Our franchisees appreciate having our in-house team as brand stewards for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants and experts in brand marketing efforts. Having in-house capabilities allows us greater flexibility and the ability to turn projects around quickly with cost efficiencies, and most importantly, high-level creative deliverables that produce marketing results.
*Advertising agency support
*Local field marketing support
*Individual marketing/strategic planning
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Nearly 25% of Dickey's Barbecue Franchisees Own Multi-Units

Your income potential as a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants
18583 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 120
Dallas, TX


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