Chief Executive Officer, Dickey's Capital Group
Roland Dickey, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Dickey’s Capital Group, the parent company of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Dickey’s is a Dallas-based, third-generation family business that has expanded from 20 locations to a worldwide brand with more than 500 locations nationwide 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 franchise it is today. Through its franchise program, Dickey’s has seen exponential growth and has earned the title of the nation’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, Jr. joined the family business in 1999 after gaining valuable leadership experience in the restaurant industry. He was appointed as CEO in 2006. In 2014, Dickey was honored by Restaurant Business Magazine as a part of the Power 20 in the restaurant industry. In addition, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was named “Fasted Growing Restaurant Chain” by Technomic in 2013 and “Top 5 Growth Brand” by Nation’s Restaurant News and “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine in 2012.