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.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, known for slow smoked Texas barbecue, is now offering a new lineup of daily deals available for barbecue fans to enjoy throughout the week.
April 2nd, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is now offering a new Classic Family Pack fit to feed a family of 4 for $34.99 at participating locations.
March 27th, 2020
This Thursday, toilet paper, paper towels, boxes of gloves and bottled water will be available to order for delivery or pick-up at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations across the U.S.
March 25th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is extending their popular Kids Eat Free offer online to guests this Sunday.
March 20th, 2020
Curbside pick-up is the newest addition to Dickey’s lineup of convenient ways guests can order authentic, Texas-style barbecue including delivery, take-out or drive-thru at participating locations.
March 17th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is launching a contactless doorstep drop-off delivery option for guests to choose when they order delivery through Dickeys.com or the Dickey’s App.
March 12th, 2020
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is nominated for the 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards adding to the list of accolades the world’s largest barbecue concept has already received.
March 12th, 2020
Female entrepreneurs and longtime friends Carla Cole and Samantha Adviento are joining forces to bring Legit. Texas. Barbecue. to their El Paso community.
March 5th, 2020
This month Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering basketball fans everywhere free delivery when they order online at dickeys.com or through the Dickey’s app.
March 5th, 2020
Participating Dickey’s locations are offering a variety of fish specials including smoked or fried fish sandwiches and plates for a limited time.
February 28th, 2020
Two entrepreneurial brothers are teaming up to bring Dickey’s authentic, Texas-style barbecue to Broadview, Illinois.
February 21st, 2020
The Dallas-based franchise Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding to Pakistan with their first location expected to open in Lahore later this year.
February 20th, 2020
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is extending its free delivery offer through March, allowing guests to enjoy authentic, Texas-style barbecue in their homes or offices with no delivery fees.
February 13th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers guests the perfect meal deal for two with 2 two meat plates for only $24 at participating locations.
February 6th, 2020
The world’s largest barbecue franchise is expanding their global footprint to the Republic of Georgia with the location set to open in the country’s capital, Tbilisi.
January 10th, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating the start of a new decade by offering free delivery and extending its popular Kids Eat Free Sundays to every day during the month of January.
January 6th, 2020
The world’s largest barbecue franchise is encouraging new beginnings for restaurant-curious entrepreneurs looking to expand their business opportunities in the new decade.
January 3rd, 2020
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit urges fans to share how they fuel their gameday as part of its new contest in search of America’s ultimate tailgater.
December 16th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is bringing authentic, Texas-style barbecue to Egypt with a planned opening in Cairo in late spring/early summer next year.
December 9th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit sells more than 100,000 pounds of turkey so far this holiday season across their 500 U.S. locations.
November 26th, 2019
Just in time for the holiday travel rush, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in Terminal C at DFW Airport this week on Wednesday, November 20.
November 21st, 2019
Former airlines captain Steve Barton recently inked a deal with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to bring Dickey’s southern comfort barbecue to Snohomish, Washington.
November 19th, 2019
Robert Dunning spent 21 years serving his country in the United States Marine Corp. before turning his attention to serve the New Orleans community slow-smoked, Texas-style barbecue.
November 13th, 2019
On Monday, November 11 Dickey’s will salute our veterans with a free classic sandwich and a side at participating Dickey’s locations. Guests can stop by in-store with their military ID or valid proof of service to redeem this special.
November 11th, 2019
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is the newest barbecue joint set to open in Vallejo tomorrow November 6th and will feature a variety of grand opening specials and giveaways including free barbecue for a year for one lucky guest.
November 5th, 2019
As the world’s largest barbecue brand enters its 79th year, Dickey’s New Vice President of Information Technology Carissa De Santis is embarking on a new technology roadmap with the help of a core group of franchisees.
October 29th, 2019
Next fall, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Owner Tom Eggerud will celebrate his 10-year anniversary with the iconic barbecue brand.
October 15th, 2019
National expert in nutritional diet and cholesterol, Dr. Rohit Arora, recently inked a deal to develop seven Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations, five of which are slated to open in the United States’ largest airports.
September 26th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is introducing slow-smoked chicken wings to their line-up this fall and fans can score their wings or fall-off-the-bone pork ribs in a variety of new, bold flavors.
August 30th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is bringing authentic, Texas-style barbecue south of the equator with their first South American expansion deal
July 24th, 2019
Dickey’s is knocking barbecue out of the park this summer with their new MVP Sandwich featuring slow-smoked pork burnt ends and their Triple Play Parfait.
July 18th, 2019
City Hall of Dallas grants bid to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open and operate the building’s first full-menu and sit-down dining option.
July 9th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit gives guests more reasons to celebrate summer with an array of enticing offers including catering specials, $1 Big Yellow Cups, Kids Eat Free Sundays and more.
June 27th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit releases their first complete line of authentic Texas-style seasonings, rubs and hardwood pellets for barbecue fans to enjoy at home in time for the official start of summer on June 21st.
June 13th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit founder Roland Dickey, Sr. aka Mr. Dickey, Chief Executive Officer Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley travel to southern California area for local guest appreciation events this June.
June 11th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit invites guests to bring an iconic Big Yellow Cup on their summer adventure and show off their experience on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be one of eight lucky winners.
June 7th, 2019
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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is kicking off summer with new twists on their iconic Big Yellow Cup.
May 23rd, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit continues to expand across the northern region of the U.S. with four new locations in New York, Montana, Colorado and Oregon expected to open in early 2020.
May 16th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit celebrates first responders across the nation by asking guests to donate to The Dickey Foundation during National First Responder Week, May 6 through 12.
May 8th, 2019
Barbecue lovers can now enjoy Dickey’s Barbecue Pit barbecue beans at their local Homeland grocery stores.
April 16th, 2019
Guests can now earn more rewards for enjoying Dickey’s authentic, Texas-style barbecue when they download the Dickey’s App and enroll in the enhanced loyalty program.
April 10th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers guests a limited time offer that is sure to make them double the order.
April 2nd, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest barbecue franchise in the world, announces the promotion of Jay Rooney to Chief Financial Officer of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and its affiliate brands.
March 28th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens the second international location in Dubai, after seeing great success with the first opening overseas in Abu Dhabi.
March 21st, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisee, Wendy Williams, plans to open her first Dickey’s location in the coming weeks in Gulf Breeze, FL.
March 19th, 2019
Barbecue lovers can enjoy the delicious taste of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit sausage at home by purchasing it at their local Safeway or Albertsons southwest locations.
March 15th, 2019
Guests can shoot and score this basketball season by hosting the best watch party for their crew with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.
March 14th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was recently recognized at the International Franchising Association Show in Las Vegas as a winner of the Global Franchise Award in the Food and Beverage Category.
March 8th, 2019
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For the first time in 78 years, Dickey's announces the addition of a full-service bar, Central Bar, to their original location in Dallas, TX, giving guests a more legit Texas barbecue experience.
February 28th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit partners with Publix grocery stores to incorporate Dickey’s barbecue beans as a featured item for barbecue fans to purchase.
February 21st, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees Luke and Ashley Bates plan to open their first Dickey’s location in their hometown of Bowie, TX in late 2019.
February 13th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers guests the perfect lunch or dinner option for two with 2 two meat plates for only $22 at participating locations.
February 5th, 2019
This February, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit asks guests to share the story of how they met their significant other on social media to win a year of free barbecue for them and their significant other.
January 30th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees Jason Green and Patti Davis plan to open their first Dickey’s location in their local community of Grambling, MI. The new location is slated to open in late 2019.
January 24th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit fans can score a delicious deal on Game Day Packs this playoff football season.
January 16th, 2019
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit announces the addition of new Vice President of Franchise Sales, John Geyerman, to the Dickey’s family.
January 9th, 2019
The Dickey Foundation, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit charitable organization, recently outfitted the entire Dallas Police Department with top-of-the-line ballistic vests.
December 20th, 2018
Dickey's Barbecue Pit owner Kishor Koladia plans to bring his first Dickey's location to Clint, TX in the coming weeks.
December 14th, 2018
Dickey's Barbecue Pit owners Michael and Dawn Carnel plan to open their first Dickey's location in the coming weeks with more stores to develop in the future.
December 14th, 2018
Dickey's Barbecue Pit owner Donald Gillett plans to open his first Dickey's location in Perrysburg, OH in early 2019.
December 13th, 2018
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