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Six New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Locations Opened in March

World’s biggest Texas barbecue concept opens new locations in Arkansas, Arizona, California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and Texas

DALLAS (April 15, 2022) – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit had its first grand opening at Dallas, TX in 1941. Eight decades later, Dickey’s continues to deliver premium smoked BBQue meats on-site daily from their smoke pit. While upholding family traditions, the franchise continues to expand nationally at a face pace.

The world’s biggest barbecue concept expanded coast to coast with new barbecue pit openings near you in these cities:

  • Little Rock, Arkansas: Opened March 5, operated by franchisees Warren and Jewel McClendon.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona: Opened March 11, operated by franchisee Troy Little.
  • Long Beach, California: Opened March 11, operated by franchisee Lonnie Fryar.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Opened March 17, operated by franchisee Amit Patel.
  • Willingboro, New Jersey: Opened March 30, operated by franchisee Jay Patel.
  • La Porte, Texas: Opened March 30, operated by franchisee Brian Hubbard.

“We’re very excited about such a successful month of bringing our brand to barbecue lovers across the nation,” said Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. CEO Laura Rea Dickey. “The Dickey’s fan base only continues to grow, and we are lucky to be able to partner with amazing Owner Operators to ensure each new location is as prosperous as it can be. We can’t wait to keep the strong momentum going throughout 2022!”

To learn more about Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™, follow Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also download the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for easy access to the BBQ chicken, smoked brisket, brisket burnt ends, and more.


About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by the Dickey family. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests in 44 states Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why our name isn’t BBQ. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers eight slow-smoked meats and 12 wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. Dickey’s Barbecue has 550 locations across the United States and eight other countries.

Dickey’s was named to Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains list and USA Today 2021 readers’ choice awards. Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, been named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur and named to Hospitality Technology’s Industry Heroes list. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in Nation’s Restaurant News, was recognized by Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list and honored by Dallas Business Journal. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and QSR Magazine. Dickey’s Barbecue is part of Dickey’s Restaurant Brands which has more than 700 restaurants nationwide including brands Wing Boss, Trailer Birds, Big Deal Burger and DRB is led by CEO Roland Dickey Jr. For more information, visit



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