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Franchising FAQs

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What are the financial qualifications to become a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner?

Before coming on board as a Dickey’s franchisee, there are a few things you’ll need. Financial qualifications for ownership include:

  • $100,000 Minimum Liquid Capital
  • $300,000 Minimum Net Worth

Learn more about franchisee qualifications here.

How much does it cost to become a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner?

The estimated initial investment for a single Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant is between $256,360 and $443,045. To learn more about the costs and fees associated with ownership, please visit the Costs & Fees page.

Does Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offer financing?

While we do not offer financing, we are able to help you connect with financing options. For veteran franchise candidates, we will work to help you find financing and receive expedited financing when possible.

Do I need a background in restaurant management?

Prior restaurant experience isn’t required, but it’s always a plus! We know that people from a variety of backgrounds have the passion, grit, and drive it takes to be a successful Pit Owner. Many of our franchisees have a background in sales, marketing, operations, and even the military. To learn which qualities matter most to us in a potential franchisee, head to this page.

Does Dickey’s offer training?

We sure do! And we offer some of the most comprehensive training in the barbecue biz. Training includes classroom-style training complete with assignments, activities, and even quizzes! Franchisees will also spend two weeks on-site at one of our training restaurants to learn the ropes.

What kind of support can I expect from the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit team?

Support is our bread and butter. We make sure to provide Dickey’s Owners with support in all areas of operations, from site selection and construction to marketing assistance. To learn how Dickey’s will help you build and maintain your business, click here.

Can I purchase an Area Developer Agreement?

Area Developer Agreements are available for qualified franchisees. Please contact our team to learn more.

Can I be a passive owner?

Our most successful Pit Owners are involved in the operation of their restaurants. However, many of our franchisees own and operate multiple restaurants with the help of an effective management team that can handle day-to-day activities.

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