The People

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

Good People

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Good Vibes

Our barbecue isn’t just slow smoked for individual indulgence, but rather crafted to bring communities and neighbors together. Franchisees are the table makers of their community and know that no matter where they set the table, care and passion are always served first. Local involvement is a value that all franchisees embody and demonstrate through initiatives such as, Dickey’s Delivers to Teachers, the Dickey Foundation and many others. Highlighted are snapshots from a few of our barbecue trailblazers, who have transformed themselves into hometown heroes with a just a little barbecue sauce, a Smoke Pit and some love. At Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, we focus on authenticity, serving our guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue., not Texas BBQ.

Supporting our first responders has always been a big priority for Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Recently, one of our Dickey’s Training Specialists, along with Jesse McFadin - General Manager of TX-0016, Kathrine Negrete - General Manager of TX-0076 and Owner/Operator Scott Quinlan of OK-1680, dropped off a donation of meat from their protein trim with the BU class. We greatly appreciate the daily sacrifices the men and women of the fire department make for our community and wanted to treat them with some Legit. Texas. Barbecue. Thank you, Dallas FD!

Victoria, TX Owner/Operator Kevin Ferrall and his Pit Crew recently did a Big Yellow Cup drop prior to their September 19th store opening. Welcome to the Dickey’s Barbecue family!

Denver, CO Owner/Operator Chris Kynck and his Pit Boss Ken Sheely recently celebrated their store opening on September 5th. They are both very excited to make Barbecue go BOOM! Welcome to the Dickey’s family!

Multi-store Owner/Operator Brandon Gerrick who operates stores in Broomfield and Thornton, CO recently visited with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley. Keep serving up that Legit. Texas. Barbecue to the great people of Colorado, Brandon and Pit Crews!

Elizabeth Thompson-Barrett of Louisville, CO and her General Manager Caleb are pictured in their store with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley. Thank you for all your hard work and staying Always on ‘Cue!

Owner Operator Datshiri Sherpa and crew members are pictured here with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley during a recent store visit to their Centennial, CO store. This crew is working hard to bring the ‘Cue to you, Colorado!

Multi store Owner Operator Larry Volf is joined by his outstanding GM Chris, CEO Laura Rea Dickey and our own Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley. Larry and his crews are loving making Barbecue Go BOOM all over the great state of Colorado.

Owner Operator duo Jennifer and Derek O’Hara are currently running two stores in the Colorado market. Jennifer and her GM of 8 years, Britton, recently met up with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley for a visit in their Greeley store. Keep up the great work, guys! Derek not pictured.

Owner Operator Steve Kucera and his crew enjoyed their recent store visit with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley. They love to market the brand in the Brighton, CO community and are Always on ‘Cue.

Arizona multi-store Owner/Operator Tiffany Oder is pictured here with CEO Laura Rea Dickey, Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley, her amazing Scottsdale GM Mary, her Area Manager Joe and the rest of their Pit Crew. Her entire team is doing great things out in the Southwest! Keep up the great work!

Owner/Operator Bruce Porter, his wife Margie and their Pit Crew are pictured with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley in their Mesa, AZ store during a recent visit. They love making Barbecue go BOOM at both their Arizona store locations!

Multi-store Owner/Operator Tom Emmons is joined by his mother Maggie, CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley in his Chandler, AZ location. They love serving the good people of their community Legit. Texas. Barbecue!

While making Barbecue go BOOM in Arizona, multi-store Owner/Operator Sam Beydoun and his Pit Crew enjoy a quick break and a visit from CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley. Sam and his Pit Crew are passionate about serving their guests authentic Texas-style barbecue!

Owner/Operator Gary Kolm from Longmont, CO is pictured here with his awesome Pit Crew along with CEO Laura Rea Dickey and Dean of Barbecue University Chris Kelley. Gary is approaching his three-year anniversary with Dickey’s. Keep up the great work Gary and here’s to many more!

Owner/Operator Lonnie Shere in front of the newly re-opened Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Little Rock, AR. We are so thrilled to have you and your Pit Crew as a part of the Dickey’s family!

Good Works

The Dickey Foundation

Since 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has taken great pride in our Texas style barbecue and our commitment to the communities we serve. It is in that spirit, that The Dickey Foundation was created. The Dickey Foundation supports first responders who protect and unite our communities. Our Foundation is national, but our efforts are intensely local, focusing on financial support, public education and providing the equipment necessary for the safety of our first responders .

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