Dickey's Barbecue Pit® News

Founded: 1941

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue.

Southern California Dickey’s Owner Operator Lonnie Fryar inked a deal this week to bring two more of the 80-year-old barbecue franchises to the outskirts of Los Angeles, CA.
January 21st, 2021
Despite trying times for the industry, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is driving significant international and domestic development to continue expanding across the globe.
January 15th, 2021
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is hosting a year-long, pit-smokin’ celebration for its 80th birthday, and fans are invited to join in on the party!  
January 13th, 2021
Retired military Veteran Mark Klawitter recently inked a development deal with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to bring authentic, Texas-style barbecue to Dale City, VA. 
January 12th, 2021
This February, world-famous barbecue franchise Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will open their first Singapore location in the city-island-nation’s Central Business District.
January 4th, 2021
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is continuing to develop new locations in their home state as they announce their latest move to develop an expansive location in the Houston, TX suburb of Clear Lake.
December 18th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit announced today that the company has promoted Carissa De Santis from vice president of information technology to chief information officer.
December 17th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is filling more children’s hearts with joy and love this year through its partnership with Toys for Tots.
December 11th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is set to bring more of its delicious, slow-smoked barbecue overseas!
December 9th, 2020
The San Francisco market can now enjoy Dickey’s Barbecue Pit as the world’s largest barbecue franchise opened their first two of eight virtual kitchen locations in the bay area during November.
December 2nd, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is giving guests one less thing to stress about this Thanksgiving with their versatile lineup of holiday offerings available for free, contactless delivery this week and throughout the winter season.
November 23rd, 2020
From family gatherings to socially distanced celebrations, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has everything you need to enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving!
November 12th, 2020
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Ever since Travis Dickey founded Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in 1941 after serving in World War I, honoring Veterans has been ingrained in the world’s largest barbecue concept’s core.
November 6th, 2020
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.
October 30th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is unveiling their first virtual kitchen this Friday, Oct. 30 in the city of Chicago.
October 30th, 2020
Long-standing Dickey’s Owner Operator MJ Breaux is upgrading his location from his current 4,000 square foot model to a new, innovative Dickey’s concept.
October 26th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating Halloween with two spooktacular offers that are sure to have you boogying into the world’s largest barbecue concept on Oct. 31.
October 21st, 2020
Even amid a global pandemic, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is continuing to drive aggressive franchise developments nationwide with the expansion of 28 new locations in Q3, eight of which were virtual kitchens.
October 16th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is helping guests get ahead of the holiday stress this year by including a free pumpkin pie with all purchases of a Complete Holiday Feasts from now until November 1.
October 15th, 2020
Fans of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit can now have restaurant-quality, premium cuts of meat shipped straight to their doorstep each month with the introduction of Dickey’s At Home meal subscription boxes.
October 7th, 2020
Dickey’s Owner Operator and Army Veteran Wendy Williams is bringing more authentic, Texas-style Dickey’s barbecue to her Gulf Breeze, FL.
October 5th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is joining the fight against breast cancer this October with the debut of its first limited-edition Pink Big Yellow Cup.
September 30th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is partnering with food service ingredient manufacturer Sokol & Company to bring all three classic flavors of Dickey’s fan-favorite barbecue sauce to retailers across the U.S.
September 28th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is giving guests a unique taste of Texas that’s perfect for the new season with its delicious new comfort food - Brisket Chili.
September 23rd, 2020
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit recently inked a new deal with Aldi to be the exclusive barbecue bean provider in 150 of their Texas grocery locations.
September 18th, 2020
For months, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and its guests have been honoring those who keep our communities safe through two ongoing promotions - First Responder Packs and First Responder Tribute Big Yellow Cup.
September 17th, 2020
Seasoned Dickey’s franchisee and multi-unit New Orleans, LA Owner/Operator Robert Dunning is expanding his presence in the market and developing three additional units with all of the new locations set to open in 2021.
September 11th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating its most successful Labor Day in brand history with a remarkable 14.3%. increase in year-over-year sales.
September 10th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - the world’s largest barbecue concept - is extending its popular Smokin’ Summer of Savings into fall with several new delicious deals.
August 28th, 2020
The number one selling brand in slow-smoked barbecue Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is launching their biggest online sale of the year in celebration of Labor Day.
August 27th, 2020
Award-winning franchise Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding their presence across the stretch of Florida’s panhandle with the announcement of four new development agreements for the emerald gulf coast area.
August 21st, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit fans can now wash down their slow-smoked, Texas-style barbecue with a gallon of their favorite refreshing soft drink.
August 20th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding its franchise opportunities to feature another nontraditional franchise model - virtual kitchens.
August 14th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is on track to raise a quarter of a million dollars in funds for front line heroes by the end of September after ringing-in nearly $50,000 in contributions from their charitable Big Yellow Cup in just two weeks.
August 13th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is rolling out their authentic, Texas-style barbecue beans to WinCo aisles everywhere as part of their latest installment of their fast-paced retail expansion.
August 7th, 2020
This week, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner Operator Jeff Bass is going beyond the four walls of his restaurant to serve his community by partnering with The Dickey Foundation to feed every Garland police officer for free.
August 6th, 2020
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Despite trying times for the restaurant industry, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit continues to prevail with July same-store sales up 7.4%, putting the Texas-style barbecue brand at $1.6M over its target.
August 6th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is rapidly expanding their non-traditional store count with the development of seven new food trucks units.
August 3rd, 2020
This August, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is inviting first responders, active military personnel and veterans to join their franchise family by giving away two grand prize vouchers redeemable towards a Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurant franchise fee.
July 31st, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is ramping up their retail presence with the announcement of their newest partner, Oklahoma-based grocery chain Homeland.
July 24th, 2020
This August, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is launching its latest catering innovation with its new Big Yellow Box, designed to conveniently and compactly feed small groups for any occasion.
July 23rd, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit fans can now easily enjoy authentic, Texas-style barbecue favorites in the comfort of their homes.
July 17th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is commemorating those who protect and serve communities across the nation with the launch of its new First Responder Tribute Cups.
July 15th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is maintaining its long-standing status as the world’s largest barbecue franchise with a robust roster of new store openings and new franchise agreements across the U.S.
July 10th, 2020
As grocery store traffic and canned-good demand continues to surge, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit launched its complete product line of at-home barbecue beans in Walmart locations across the U.S.
July 2nd, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is getting into the Fourth of July spirit with its delicious Texas-style barbecue options that are perfect for gatherings of any size!
July 1st, 2020
To continue its commitment to provide continuous support and an enhanced experience for its franchisees, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit just launched an all-new franchise website.
June 26th, 2020
Here’s how Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise not only endured the pandemic, but also found ways to expand its footprint throughout the nation.
June 23rd, 2020
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is embracing the arrival of barbecue season and the official start of summer by offering guests several delicious deals.
June 19th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit recently partnered with Arkansas-based grocery chain, Harps to extend their barbecue beans for Dickey’s fans to enjoy at home.
June 12th, 2020
In celebration of Father’s Day on June 21, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is launching a nationwide search for the best dad joke ever said or heard.
June 5th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, is reporting unprecedented off-premise sales and is meeting demand trends by extending its free delivery offer through the end of June.
May 29th, 2020
America’s longtime catering expert - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - is rolling out a new line-up of catering options for guests looking to safely feed large groups as more states reopen.
May 28th, 2020
14 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Arizona Owner/Operators joined forces to serve over 1,000 free meals to the servicemen and women living on the Luke Air Force Base located outside of Phoenix.
May 26th, 2020
On Monday, May 25 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering a full lineup of slow-smoked specials for families to enjoy together this Memorial Day.
May 21st, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, an international barbecue franchise, has invested heavily in technology amid the pandemic and their efforts are paying off.
May 15th, 2020
On Sunday May 10, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit reached their highest day in digital sales ever recorded and reported an increase in check counts, check totals and website traffic resulting in positive same store sales for the Dallas-based franchise.
May 12th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is honoring superhero moms everywhere by encouraging fans to share the best motherly advice they’ve ever received or given in celebration of Mother’s Day on May 10.
May 8th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is saying thank you to nurses from California to Abu Dhabi with free barbecue for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic in honor of National Nurses Day.
May 7th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is unveiling a new lineup of southern comfort barbecue and slow-smoked deals just in time for National Barbecue Month in May.
May 4th, 2020
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