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Steps to Open a Dickey's Franchise

Buying and Owning a Dickey’s Franchise

The Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise team is here to walk you through each stage of building your new business, from the mutual evaluation process all the way to your grand opening. With a high support staff to franchisee ratio, we’re able to offer continuous guidance throughout your entire experience.

Let’s take a look at the first steps to opening your own Dickey’s Barbecue Pit after you complete our short request form!

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    During the mutual evaluation process, a member of our franchise development team will get to know you to ensure that we’re the right match.

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    Next, we’ll go over our Franchise Disclosure Document in detail with you and sign all necessary paperwork to get started.

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    Site Selection

    A Real Estate Manager will help you choose the best site for your restaurant and assist in lease comparison and negotiation.

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    A Construction Manager will oversee all aspects of site construction to ensure your restaurant is up to Dickey’s standards.

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    Learn the ins and outs of the barbecue business with two weeks of classroom-style training and two weeks of hands-on training in a real Dickey’s restaurant.

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    Build Your Team

    Next, you’ll build up your top-notch team of Pit Masters, managers, and employees to get ready for your grand opening.

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    Grand Opening

    A Field Marketing Manager will provide guidance to help you drum up interest in your restaurant’s grand opening while an Operations Manager assists you with the nitty gritty details.

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