Chief Executive Officer, Dickey's Capital Group
Roland Dickey, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Dickey’s Capital Group, the holding company of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Dickey’s is a Dallas-based, third-generation family business that has expanded from 20 locations to more than 500 nationwide and internationally under Dickey, Jr.’s decade-long leadership.
Dickey, Jr. prides himself on taking his family’s business to new heights by leading its evolution from a local barbecue joint to the wildly successful fast-casual chain it is today. Through its franchise program, Dickey’s has seen exponential growth and has earned the title of the world’s largest barbecue chain. Though Dickey’s growth nationwide has rapidly expanded, the brand still prides itself on authentic, slow-smoked, Texas-style barbecue, served with a signature side of southern hospitality.
Dickey joined the family business in 1999 after gaining valuable leadership experience in the restaurant industry. He was appointed as CEO in 2006 of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. and after much growth of the company, transitioned to CEO of Dickey’s Capital Group in 2016.