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Local Restaurateurs Bring Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Bowie

Local Restaurateurs Bring Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Bowie, TX

(Bowie, TX) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees Luke and Ashley Bates plan to open their first Dickey’s location in their hometown of Bowie, TX in late 2019. 

“Since we first opened our doors in 1941, Dickey’s has been a staple in communities across the nation, bringing folks a delicious and authentic barbecue option,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We look forward to the success Luke and Ashley will have in bringing our style of barbecue to their community.”

After creating a very successful taco concept in their local area, the Bates decided to venture out into another fast casual concept, Texas-style barbecue. After trying Dickey’s and researching the brand, this duo felt like it would be the perfect fit for their hometown. 

“Our restaurant concepts truly are about giving back to the community that has given so much to us over the years,” says Luke. “We are excited to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Bowie Dickey’s authentic barbecue.”

Find your nearest Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location here. Find more information about national and international franchise opportunities here. 

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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 77 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations across the nation have served guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all meats are smoked low and slow on-site, every night in every location. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide and includes more than 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and in 2018 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit made the Top 10. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times and Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit


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