THE PEOPLE

A barbecue pit is nothing without a Pit Master. Our Pit Masters are true artisans who smoke all their meats low and slow every night, to serve hot and fresh to their guests every day. Dickey’s wouldn’t be who we are today without our Pit Masters, who we call Owner Operators. Meet some of these hardworking folks who smoke and serve great barbecue every day while building up their local communities.

Andre Bushell

"When I first came here, it was day one, it was all about the company itself. The brand. The name. I walked in expecting a corporate company. Pretty stiff. Suits. But when I walked in they made me feel right at home. Everybody seemed like a family. And that really highlighted why I wanted to diversify my community and bring Dickey's there.” Traverse City, MI

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"I joined the Dickey’s system in 2006, and a lot has changed in 11 years. When I first joined, the system was significantly smaller. The brand has grown exponentially in the last few years, which means the home office had to grow to accommodate. I’ve seen internal structure be put into place, which has helped us grow to where we are now. There has been a lot of change as we grew, but the best change by far is the training program. We have an online training program and daily videos that are great to train new employees and refresh the veterans. We are successful because we work hard to uphold the highest standards, and the training tools are great daily reminders for everyone."

Justin Harris , 1 location since 2007

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Dale Smith
Allen, TX
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Erik Forrest
Phoenix, AZ
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Gina Young
Olympia, WA
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Jared Katzenbarger
Sacramento, CA
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Justin Harris
Hattiesburg, MS
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Ryan Wenrich
Kansas City, MO
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Tiffany Oder
Mesa, AZ
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Ronnie Baucom
Waco, TX
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Shane Ables
Coppell, TX
three dickeys owner
J. Wabs, A. Pasten & C. James
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Stacey Hart
Stacey Hart
Charlotte, NC
Jay Rhodes
Jay Rhodes
Altoona, PA
Michael Tucker
Michael Tucker
La Quinta, CA
Brandon Philp
Brandon Philp
Camp Hill, PA
Brandon McBrier
Brandon McBrier
Erie, PA

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