RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit continues to expand in its home-state of Texas with three new locations in the North Texas area. The three new stores will be located in Richardson, Fairview and Garland with the first being slated to open in Summer 2017. The three new locations will be opened by Chris and Traci McCoy.
"The Dickey family congratulates Chris and Traci McCoy on becoming a part of the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family by opening three new locations in the North Texas area," says Roland Dickey, Jr. CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Dickey's was founded in Dallas and we are always proud to continue growth in our home-state." Chris and Traci McCoy are new to the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family as these three new locations will be their first. With his previous experience in real estate investing and hers in hotel management, the McCoys decided it was time for a new adventure. They have always dreamt of owning their own business and were interested in breaking into the restaurant industry. "We were looking for something that had a lot of flexibility and growth potential and we found that in Dickey's," says Chris McCoy. "We are extremely excited to bring the people of these communities delicious, slow-smoked barbecue." To learn more about franchising with Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com/franchise or call 866-340-6188. To find the Dickey's Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here. Follow Dickey's on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 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. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, " We Speak Barbecue." The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 560 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's " Top 100 Movers and Shakers" and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times' " Fast and Serious." Dickey's Barbecue Pit was recognized for the third year by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Top 10 Growth Chain" and by Technomic as the "Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country." For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188. Media Contact: Callie Headchead@dickeys.com Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140102/LA39739LOGO