Dickey’s Ramps Up International Expansion
On the heels of opening its first location in Abu Dhabi, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding into Canada.
In late 2019, the Texas barbecue franchisee will open 20 stores in Edmonton, Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
This follows Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opening its first international Dickey’s restaurant location in Abu Dhabi earlier this month. The Abu Dhabi location is the first of 45 Dickey’s restaurants across the Middle East that will be operated by Serenity Hospitality, a Middle Eastern hospitality group. The group plans to open and operate Dickey’s franchises in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Lebanon.
“Consumer confidence continues to increase, and people are willing to let others handle the cooking,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Capital Group. “The fact that Dickey’s is able to expand at this rate internationally without taking any private equity is a testament to hardworking Dickey’s franchisees, both nationally and internationally, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit commitment to quality, and to our ability to find the right partners.”
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been in operation for 77 years and remains to this day a privately held, third generation family-owned business with more than 500 locations across the United States. In addition to expanding into Canada and across the Middle East, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is opening six new locations in October across the U.S., including Hawaii.