Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise

Barbecue restaurant


Dickey's Barbecue was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey in a one-room building at the intersection of Knox and Central Expressway just north of downtown Dallas. The original store had sawdust on the floors and sold beef brisket, ham and ribs. If you wanted a vegetable, you could have potato chips or barbecue beans, or both. Add a bottle of soda, milk or beer and that was the entire menu. This changed when his two sons, Roland and T.D., Jr. took over the business in 1967. They began to modernize the restaurants and add more meats and vegetables to the menu, which now boasts up to eight meats and eighteen fresh and homemade vegetables.


Dickey's Barbecue offers low start-up costs, multiple revenue streams and an expert support team for franchise owners. We also have an extensive training program at Barbecue University, where we drill down on our approach to quality, authentic barbecue and guest focus. In addition, our construction and real estate departments are here to assist franchise owners in site selection, lease negotiation, design, permitting, and equipment procurement.


Top 10 reasons to Invest in Your Own Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

*Established brand
*Low franchise fee
*Site location assistance
*Thorough training in management, operations & marketing
*Protected territories
*High purchasing power to avoid over-paying for goods
*Quality products in our restaurants
*Five revenue streams
*Ongoing support from our home office
*Multi-unit development deals available


As a nationally established brand, Dickey's Barbecue offers years of restaurant knowledge and a team of experts to assist franchise owners through the opening experience.


Please Note: The operators of Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants, may not have verified the accuracy of the Franchise information contained within this website. For accurate up-to-date information, customers are strongly recommended to visit the official Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants website.

How much does it cost to open a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise is between $122,104-$503,504. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $122,104-$503,504
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $15,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
    4%
  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $10,000
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants News & Press Releases
When did the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants open? 1941
When did Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants start Franchising? 1994

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2012 206 0 0 8
2011 203 0 0 15
2010 120 0 0 5
2008 85 0 0 5
2003 56 0 0 5
2002 49 0 0 5
2001 35 0 0 5
2000 31 0 0 5
1999 26 0 0 4

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA

Training
We provide a comprehensive training program at Barbecue University, an intensive four-week training program that teaches the skills needed to open and operate a Dickey's. Barbecue University trainees will spend two weeks in the classroom and two weeks in our training restaurants. In the classroom, trainees will work through the Dickey's Operations Manual and learn from our trainers. Classes consist of lectures, reading, homework assignments, group activities, demonstrations, quizzes and a final exam. Yep, it's class.

Spending two weeks in our training stores is an integral part of training as you practice perfecting Dickey's gold standards and demonstrate that you are ready, willing and able to run a Dickey's Barbecue Pit. In addition to the field training sessions, we also provide Dickey's e-Learning, which are online training courses (e.g., Operations, Food Safety, Guest Service and Management training) for our new and existing franchisee community.

Support

*Assistance with site selection & construction
*Operations support

Marketing
Our marketing department operates as an in-house advertising agency. We have a creative team, social media, public relations, community marketing, web content, and media buyers on-site to optimize the brand experience at every touch point. Our in-house team has extensive knowledge of the fast casual industry while taking into account the unique culture of barbecue when creating communications. Our franchisees appreciate having our in-house team as brand stewards for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants and experts in brand marketing efforts. Having in-house capabilities allows us greater flexibility and the ability to turn projects around quickly with cost efficiencies, and most importantly, high-level creative deliverables that produce marketing results.
*Advertising agency support
*Local field marketing support
*Individual marketing/strategic planning

Nearly 25% of Dickey's Barbecue Franchisees Own Multi-Units

How much money you could make as a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise owner depends on a wide variety of factors. As a business owner, your primary goals are to strive for high sales while keeping your operating costs as low as possible while still maintaining quality products and service. The monthly operating costs that you will incur as a Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants Franchise owner may include royalty fees, rent or mortgage, staffing, products, supplies, utilities, administrative costs and other things. Although your monthly operating costs may vary from month to month, your start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover the majority of your initial operating equipment, signage, and renovations.

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants


Dickey's Barbecue Pit Restaurants
801 East Plano Pkwy, Suite 135
Plano, TX
75054

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