It’s not legit without the pit

It’s not legit without the pit! The barbecue pit is the essence of every Dickey’s franchise . All of the meat at each Dickey’s restaurant across the world is smoked low and slow, to give our barbecue the signature smoky flavor that truly makes it Legit. Texas. Barbecue.


How does every Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location ensure the delicious smoky flavor of their meat? The answer is the Pit; the barbecue pit is the essence of every [Dickey’s franchise]( . Each Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location around the world always has their pit smoking. At Dickey’s, smoking our meat is a process, it’s never not processed. From our secret brisket rub to the low and slow temperature, care and passion go into every bite of delicious barbecue that comes off the pit to your table.


Every Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location has a wood burning pit, which we consider the heart of our restaurant. There are a variety of wood options that can be used in our pits, but for the flavor we love, our Dickey’s locations use Hickory. For our pits to do their job well, each Dickey’s Owner Operator must smoke their meat the Dickey’s way—low and slow.


Why does every Dickey’s Barbecue Pit utilize hickory in their Pit? That’s easy, hickory has a sweet and strong flavor that fits our Texas barbecue perfectly, and, it’s what we have used since 1941.


Dickey’s has traditionally used woodchips in every Pit, but recently incorporated a new pellet smoker to reduce the carbon footprint while still providing the same great taste. The pellets themselves are Dickey’s proprietary pellets and use hickory wood to maximize Dickey’s authentic flavor.

The age and type of the Pit as well as the style of the Pit Master determines whether the Dickey’s restaurant uses woodchips or pellets. Today, some Dickey’s Owner Operators still use woodchips, and some now use our new pellets. Whichever type of wood is used, Dickey’s guests receive the same great flavor from location to location.


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