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New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby okiebp » Wed May 11, 2011 7:53 am

http://wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=235464


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Set to open first location in Wisconsin
5/4/2011

Media Contact:

Amy Vercher

972-248-9899

avercher@dickeys.com

Country’s Fastest Growing Barbecue Chain Expands to Madison

(MADISON, Wisconsin) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest quick-serve barbecue chain in the country, continues to grow as the initial plans begin to open a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Madison, Wis.

“Madisonians love good food and the community is a great fit for quick-serve barbecue. If you treat people well and serve good food, most likely you will have loyal customers,” said Steve Dibble, the owner/operator for this initial Wisconsin location.

This is the first Dickey’s Barbecue franchise opportunity for Dibble, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

“We are so thrilled Dickey’s will be expanding to Wisconsin and the people of Madison. Madison is a great community and we are very excited to have a franchise here,” President of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. said. “As our company grows, we grow as a family. This is another great opportunity for the company.”

Texas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is well-known for their hot pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream and the big yellow cups.

Dibble decided to invest in bringing Dickey’s to Madison after researching the business model, and ultimately visiting the restaurant.

“The food was excellent and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Good food and fast,” Dibble said.

Since early 2011, Dickey’s has opened 12 stores nationwide and 60 are set to open before the end of 2011.

The preparation prior to opening a Dickey’s franchise is extensive, ensuring that owner/operators are thoroughly prepared to hit the ground running.

“We have so many new owner/operators who are investing with us. With this economy, we are glad people trust us for success and we certainly don’t take that for granted. Their victory is our victory and we don’t plan on going anywhere but up,” Dickey said.

The original Dallas location is still open for business and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.

There are 146 locations in 33 states.

Even today, Dickey’s still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.

More information on Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is available at http://www.dickeys.com.

Franchising information is available at 866-340-6188.
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby Maeve » Wed May 11, 2011 8:59 am

Dibble's Dickey?
No, thanks.
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby massimo » Wed May 11, 2011 9:35 am

Location?

Still wearing black for PPP...
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby rabble » Wed May 11, 2011 10:07 am

How many rib joints will that give us?
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby okiebp » Wed May 11, 2011 10:35 am

well, I'll welcome a new place.
not a big fan of Famous Daves.
Smokey Jon's is ok... but I live on the Westside.
So I'll be excited to see how this works out.
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby barney » Wed May 11, 2011 10:40 am

Any mention of an address?
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby rabble » Wed May 11, 2011 10:44 am

okiebp wrote:well, I'll welcome a new place.
not a big fan of Famous Daves.
Smokey Jon's is ok... but I live on the Westside.
So I'll be excited to see how this works out.


If they open on the west side AND if they end up being a place our local rib experts approve of, I'm fine with it. But I think the downtown/campus area is getting a little thick with halfassed rib joints with big garish signs.

Or maybe I'm still mad at the Brickhouse for replacing a whimsical one-of-a-kind mural with a fine example of tasteless obtrusive advertising.
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby hellogoodbye » Wed May 11, 2011 10:51 am

IMO, Smokey Jon's is consistant compared to the others I've tried in town. I did like PPP but just like Famous Dave's, found myself chasing that "1st great meal" again and again with no luck. Brickhouse is just plain bad and I have no idea how they stay afloat, Samba must be helping pay the bills.

I welcome a new BBQ joint and can't wait to try.
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby Galoot » Wed May 11, 2011 10:55 am

Is it crazy overpriced like all the others? How much will a full rack of ribs run?
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby mrak » Wed May 11, 2011 11:04 am

I've had a quick sandwich at the one at Dallas-Ft. Worth airport. It was pretty good for airport food.
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby rabble » Wed May 11, 2011 12:06 pm

mrak wrote: pretty good for airport food.

Well that's encouraging.
:)
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby kissyfish » Wed May 11, 2011 12:13 pm

rabble wrote:
mrak wrote: pretty good for airport food.

Well that's encouraging.
:)


Last time I was at Dane County Airport, I ate at the great dane...

it was pretty good for the airport
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby rabble » Wed May 11, 2011 12:19 pm

kissyfish wrote:Last time I was at Dane County Airport, I ate at the great dane...

it was pretty good for the airport

There's a GD at the airport?

Okay, I checked the website and I see there is, and it's on the other side of the security check.

And the best you can say about it is it's pretty good for the airport?

Is that how you'd describle GD food in general? If you think of it as airport food, it's pretty good?
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby okiebp » Wed May 11, 2011 12:22 pm

I'm originally from the Southwest and BBQ places were all over. I love some good 'que. I am missing decent BBQ up here
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Re: New BBQ joint coming to town

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed May 11, 2011 12:25 pm

rabble wrote:There's a GD at the airport?

They don't brew there, but the Great Dane label is present at the Dane County airport. It's alright for a quick beer before a flight, but I wouldn't recommend their food. I had fries there once and they tasted like fish. Guess only one deep fryer was in use.
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