OGDEN -- In the midst of a rapid expansion, Dickey's Barbecue Pit signed a deal with Griffin Food Services to open three Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations in the Top of Utah.
"Dickey's will be centrally located in Ogden, Layton and Logan, with the ability to serve the entire community of residents and businesses," said Steve Griffin, who will own and operate the franchises. "It's an exciting opportunity to help expand Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Utah. I can't wait to get started."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is running with the success of its 4 locations already operating in Utah.
"It's great, affordable barbecue with a family-friendly atmosphere. The business model allows the restaurant to build outside of traditional quick serve restaurants, with catering opportunities and the Big Yellow Cup Club," said Griffin.
Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is well-known for their pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream and the big yellow cups.
"We are so thrilled that Dickey's Barbecue Pit will be expanding in Utah and we will support the endeavor whole-heartedly," President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "As our company grows, we grow as a family."
Since early 2011, Dickey's has opened 35 stores nationwide and are set to reach 200 locations before the end of 2011.
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 163 locations in 38 states.