World’s largest barbecue concept signs two development agreements for the Toronto, Canada area
Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is continuing its smoking-hot development streak across Canada as the iconic Texas-born brand announced its newest franchisee agreement in Ontario, Canada. With great success with the grand opening of Dickey’s up north, the Dickey family is confident in expanding their family dynasty across the country.
The world’s largest barbecue concept signed two letters of intent on November 1st with separate entities to develop over 65 locations in total across the Greater Toronto and Niagara areas. The first location is scheduled to open at 472 Younge St. in late December this year. Then throughout 2023, Dickey’s will also open locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Leduc and Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ottawa, Ontario, Sherbrook, and Quebec.
“We’re seeing unprecedented demand for our great Texas barbecue brand across Canada,” said Jim Perkins, Dickey’s Executive Vice President of International Development and Support. “We look forward to bringing this great barbecue tradition from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the provinces in between. We’ve grown rapidly across the country and Canadians are quickly falling in love with our smoked meats and wholesome sides.”
With this latest announcement, Dickey’s continues to strengthen its international presence as the world’s largest barbecue brand and franchise. With over 550 barbecue restaurants including in Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates, Dickey’s has entrenched itself as the most successful barbecue concept in the restaurant industry.
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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 the Dickey family. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests in 44 states 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 our name isn’t BBQ. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers eight slow-smoked meats and 12 wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. Dickey’s Barbecue 550 locations across the United States and eight other countries.
Dickey’s was named to Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains list and USA Today 2021 readers’ choice awards. Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, been named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur and named to Hospitality Technology’s Industry Heroes list. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in Nation’s Restaurant News, was recognized by Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list and honored by Dallas Business Journal. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and QSR Magazine. Dickey’s Barbecue is part of Dickey’s Restaurant Brands which has more than 700 restaurants nationwide including brands Wing Boss, Trailer Birds, Big Deal Burger and bbqathome.com. DRB is led by CEO Roland Dickey Jr. For more information, visit www.Dickeys.com.