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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brings Texas-Style Barbecue to the Deep South with New Location in Georgia

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brings Texas-Style Barbecue to the Deep South with New Location in Georgia

New Owner/Operator will bring Dickey’s toSnellville in Spring 2018

(Snellville, GA) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is slated to open a new location in the Peach State in Spring of 2018with Dickey’s newest Owner/Operator, Sanchez Smith. The new location will bethe twelfth Dickey’s store to open in the state.


Originally from South Carolina, Smithrecently made the state of Georgia his home and to immerse himself into his newcommunity he decided to open his own restaurant. Smith has a passion fordelicious, slow-smoked barbecue and when looking for franchising opportunitiesfell in love with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.  


“The Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family is thrilledto have Sanchez Smith join our team,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’sBarbecue Restaurants, Inc. “To enhance their passion for barbecue, we have eachnew Owner/Operator attend Barbecue University to learn how to perfectly smoke ourmeats ensuring all locations have the same authentic Dickey’s Barbecue Pitflavor. I am sure that Smith’s passion for barbecue and South Carolina rootswill only heighten his Barbecue University experience.”


New to therestaurant industry, Smith was drawn to Dickey’s not only for the pit-smokedbarbecue, but the rich history that surrounds Dickey’s and the support the HomeOffice offers its Owner/Operators.


Smith willsoon graduate from Barbecue University after learning how to perfect the art ofgreat barbecue. Barbecue University is a four-week course hosted in Dallas thatall new Owner/Operators are required to attend. Throughout the four weeks,Owner/Operators learn how to prepare and smoke all of Dickey’s delicious meats;they also learn best Community Marketing practices and managerial training toensure each Owner/Operator is successful in training their Pit Crew.


“I amexcited to become a part of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family and look forwardto learning alongside fellow Owner/Operators,” says Smith. “My community is inneed of a delicious barbecue option and I am happy to provide that to them withDickey’s slow-smoked barbecue.”


To learn more about franchising opportunitiesvisit or call 866-340-6188.


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AboutDickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chainwas founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slowsmoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers eightsignature meats, seven savory sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ mealsevery Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to nearly 600 locations in44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top100 Movers and Shakers” list. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also beenrecognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation’s RestaurantNews. For more information on Dickey’s awards, visit




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