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Your Franchise Opportunity
With The Best Barbecue Brand

“A Top 100 Mover &
Shaker Franchise”

- Fast Casual

“Top Performing
Established Franchise”

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"The Top Food Franchises of 2020"


Vintage Dickey's Barbecue Cafeteria

Real Family.
Real Folks.

Homegrown and Family Owned

In 1941, Travis Dickey began cooking up traditional, hickory-smoked barbecue in a small restaurant nestled in the heart of his hometown of Dallas, Texas. While we’re still family-owned, we’ve undergone some big changes since then. Today, what was once a humble barbecue pit has become an international BBQ franchise with more than 550 locations across the United States and eight other countries. And we’re expanding our restaurant franchise in prime territories worldwide!

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Exterior

New Location

Dallas City Hall, Dallas, TX

New Location

Food Truck in Palmdale, CA

New Location

Spokane, WA

New Location

Columbia, SC

New Location

Fort Worth, TX

New Location

Tokyo, JP

New Location

Grand Junction, CO

New Location

Prosper, TX

New Location

Summerfield, FL

New Location

Freeport, NY

New Location

Fairfield, OH

New Location

Kapolei, HI

Pulled Pork Sandwich at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Join the Dickey’s Family

As we continue to grow, we’re looking for passionate investors who want to open a franchise of their own. If you’re someone who shares our values and our love for great barbecue served with the hospitality you can expect from a Texas-grown brand, we’d love to hear from you about starting your own barbecue franchise location. We have info online about the qualifications and fees involved in getting a restaurant franchise for sale. If you’re Interested in learning more about this unique franchise opportunity, reach out today!

When you open a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise with us, you get an extra helping of benefits to support your franchise… and then some. We’ll back you with unmatched support, so your business is up and smokin’ in no time.


We Believe
In Better

Tray of food at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

You won’t find better barbecue in the industry. Thanks to eight decades of experience and more than 25 years with franchises, we’ve mastered the fast-casual barbecue scene. Our authentic, craftsman-style barbecue is slow-smoked in hickory-wood pits by experienced Pit Masters day in and day out. Our mouthwatering sides are made from original recipes developed over the years in our open kitchens. Are you drooling yet?

  • 13,949,330

    Customers Served in 2022

  • 18,800+ lbs

    of Brisket served per store annually

We’re a Franchisee Favorite

- Behind the Scenes with Laurence Fishburne

Press & Awards

Franchise opportunities Award by Franchise Direct
Franchise Direct

Top 100 Franchises, Global Award 2021

Fast Casual

Ranked in the Top 100 Movers & Shakers - 2020, 2019, 2018


The Top Food Franchise of 2020

Nation's Restaurant News

The Most Influential Restaurant CEOs in the Country, 2020

Nation's Restaurant News

The Top 200 Largest Restaurant Chains in America, 2018, 2019, 2020

The Press Enterprise

Voted Best of Inland Empire 2019

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