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Dickey's Expands in Virginia

Dickey’s Expands in Virginia

New stores will open in Alexandria and Thornburg


(Dallas, TX) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is slated to open four new stores in Virginia over the next year, according to the most recently executed development agreement. Two of the new stores will be located in Alexandria and Thornburg, and the last two sites are to be determined.


“Dickey’s is expanding at a rapid pace throughout the United States,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Especially on the Eastern Seaboard, Texas-style barbecue is becoming known and loved as a different and delicious way to do barbecue.”


An accountant of 27 years, Owner/Operator James Wright started his career with Dickey’s when he purchased super majority ownership in the Fredericksburg store in May of 2015. He immediately attended Dickey’s four-week training course in Dallas, then assumed ownership of the store in June. “Dickey’s has provided training tools at every step of the process, which makes the learning curve much more manageable,” Wrights said. “With Dickey’s, I know I can build a successful business that I will one day pass on to my son, all the while helping people in my community by providing employment opportunities.”


Dickey’s works with each franchisee throughout the opening process, from real estate to training to in-house marketing support. Future Owner/Operators can learn more about a Dickey’s Franchise here, including the low franchise fees and multi-store discounts. Additionally, Dickey’s offers franchising discounts to military veterans.


To find the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here. Find Dickey’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  


About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, homestyle sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 520 locations in 43 states. Dickey’s Barbecue was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.

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