Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opens First Location in Michigan

America’s Fastest Growing Quick-Serve Opens Its Newest Location in Troy

TROY, Mich., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/Gary and Kim Smith open the doors to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest quick serve barbecue restaurant in the country, today, bringing Michigan its first location at 3672 Rochester Road in Troy.

“It’s exciting to finally open the doors to our restaurant and introduce Dickey’s Barbecue to Michigan. The locals need great barbecue and Dickey’s is the perfect fit for the Troy community,” said Franchise Owner Gary Smith.

This is the 159th location nationwide for the barbecue chain that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

“I can’t wait for everyone to come out and see what Dickey’s is all about. It’s a family-friendly environment that offers a Kids Eat Free promotion every Sunday,” Kim said.

Dickey’s is growing at rapid rate with a 38% growth rate over the past 2 years, according to company officials.

Dickey’s began franchising in 1994.

The first Dickey’s Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX.

The original location is still open for business and Dickey’s Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.

Committed to exceptional quality at an affordable price, Dickey’s still slow smokes all of its signature meats overnight in every restaurant.  

For more information about Dickey’s, visit www.dickeys.com.