"We're blazing new trails.  No one has ever done what we are doing.  We are bringing barbecue across the country". 

-Roland Dickey Jr. in an  interview with D CEO Magazine

Roland Dickey Jr.

Roland Dickey, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer of Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.  He is the grandson of company founder Travis Dickey, Sr.   Since becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the third generation family run company in 2006, Dickey has expanded the restaurant’s reach from 20 to over 500 stores nationwide.

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Family Owned


Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a true American success story. In 1941, Travis Dickey, a World War I veteran, opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. In the beginning, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was truly a family operation with Travis working the block and Miss Ollie Dickey serving sandwiches.  Space on the restaurant sign was rented out...

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We Speak Barbecue


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is taking barbecue mainstream and doing something that no other brand has done before – taking barbecue to a national audience and eventually international.  Dickey's knows it's the details that make guests keep coming back and attracts franchise owners to the barbecue business...

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