World’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Heads Down Under
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit signs letter of intent with Australian restaurant group to bring 50 locations to the Commonwealth of Australia
DALLAS (Oct.X, 2020) – This week, 79-year-old barbecue franchise Dickey’s Barbecue Pit set their sights on expanding their international presence by entering a letter of intent with Australian restaurant group QSR Foods Pty LTD. to develop 50 locations across the country.
Dickey’s latest international move marks the first Australian development agreement for the family-owned brand and brings their total number of overseas partnerships to seven including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Brazil, Georgia, Egypt and Pakistan.
“It’s an incredible feeling to make plans for our fifth continental conquest and continue my family’s legacy as the largest barbecue concept in the world,” said Roland Dickey Jr. CEO of Dickey’s Capital Group.
Seasoned Australian Franchisor Richa Goyal has seen the increasing love affair Aussies have with Southern style eats and can’t wait for Dickey’s to make its mark on the Australian scene.
“We couldn’t be prouder to bring the world’s largest barbecue restaurant to Australian soil with the opening of our first locations in Brisbane and Queensland next year,” says Goyal.
Australia’s first Dickey’s location will feature the brand’s famous line-up of authentic, Texas-style barbecue classics such as hickory-smoked brisket and fall-off-the-bone ribs alongside wholesome sides like mac n cheese, creamed spinach and more.
“I’d like to thank Mr. John Kanawati, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Sydney, Australia for his expeditious work in representing Dickey’s to Ms. Richa Goyal. It was his work that catalyzed the conversation and set a path forward for our relationship,” said Jim Perkins Dickey’s Vice President of International Development & Support.
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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 79 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests 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 they never say bbq. 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 with two international locations in the UAE and operates over 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal, QSR Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.
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