Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Reorganizes; Appoints New President and CEOs

by Katie Lee

DallasDickey’s Barbecue Pit has formed Dickey’s Capital Group and reorganized its leadership positions in order to more effectively meet the demands of rapid growth. The company also has named a new president and two new CEOs.

The newly formed Dickey’s Capital Group, Inc. is the parent company of all business entities under the Dickey’s name. With the new organizational structure, these entities will be better equipped for expansion. The barbecue franchise opens approximately 12 stores a month and is preparing to open in its 45th state, with plans to expand internationally in 2017.

Roland Dickey, Jr. has been appointed chief executive officer of the parent company Dickey’s Capital Group, where he will serve as executive management of assets. As CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., Dickey, Jr. expanded the company from 20 locations to almost 600 across the nation.

“The Dickey’s brand has seen tremendous growth throughout the past several years,” says Roland Dickey, Jr. “We look forward to continued expansion of Dickey’s locations and product and service offerings nationwide and abroad. With great growth comes change and I look forward to partnering with Laura Rea Dickey and Renee Roozen to continue evolving the brand while staying true to our Texas barbecue heritage.”

Laura Rea Dickey has taken over as CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. She previously served as the chief information officer for 8 years, during which time she established Dickey’s as a recognized technology leader in the restaurant industry through the development of proprietary big data and enterprise management systems.

“The growth Dickey’s has seen over the past years is something that I am extremely proud to be a part of,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “With our amazing owner/operators and the DBRI team, the Dickey’s brand has much more room for growth in the future.”

Renee Roozen has been promoted to president of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roozen joined the company in 2015 and excelled in her previous role as vice president of operations. She was drawn to Dickey’s by the family culture and long traditions of quality and great food.

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. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise has expanded to nearly 600 locations in 44 states. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.

SOURCE: Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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