Travis Dickey had two things going for him when he opened his first restaurant in 1941, the love for talking and the one to make barbecue. A big personality and the ability to smoke barbecue goes a long way in Texas. He had one other asset that has been a foundational backbone in the history of so many American restaurants, a supportive and very involved spouse, Miss Ollie. Money was tight in the beginning, and he sold advertisements on his restaurant sign. He continued his love for talking and authentic barbecue until his sons, Ronald and T.D. took over the family business in 1967.
General Restaurant Information
Food Type: Barbecue
Restaurant Type: Fast Casual
U.S. Locations: 544
States: 43 states, Dickey’s Barbecue Locations
Company Slogan: We speak barbecue
Questions: Contact Information
Phone number: 972-248-9899
Email: Contact Form Only
Blog: Dickey’s Barbecue Blog
FAQ Page: Dickey’s BBQ Frequently Asked Questions
Who Owns Dickey’s Barbecue? The Dickey’s family
Headquartered: Dallas, Texas
Email/contact page: Contact Information
Address: 4514 Cole Ave, Suite 1000, Dallas, TX 75205
Do They Franchise? Franchise Information
What Is It Like To Work At Dickey’s Barbecue Pit?
3.4/5 or 68%; 373 Reviews (indeed.com)
2.4/5, or 48%; 191 Reviews (glassdoor.com)
The History of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Original Location: 4610 N Central Expy, Dallas, Texas
Founded: October 16, 1941
Founded By: Travis Dickey
Travis Dewey Dickey, Sr (findagrave.com)
Travis Dewey Dickey Jr. (dallasnews.com)
Name Origin: Named from the founder Travis Dickey
Dickey’s BBQ History Page: Company History Page
A Family Tradition (rolanddickeyjr.com)
Charity Focus: Community, Police, and Firefighters
Green | Eco-Friendly: No resources found
Animal Cruelty: Authenticity With A Conscience (dickeys.com)
Discounts At Dickey’s Barbecue
Rewards Program: Dickey’s BBQ Reward Program
Do Kids Eat Free at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit?
What day do kids eat free? Sunday
Summary: Kids eat free every Sunday at Dickey’s. Here is the information from their Current Deals page –
“Every Sunday at every Dickey’s Barbecue, kids eat free. One Kid’s Meal with $10 purchase per adult. Dine-in only. 12 and under. Not valid with other offers or promotions.”
Does Dickey’s BBQ Offer Military Discounts?
“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit gives back…to those who serve us this Veterans Day, November 11, with a smokin’ good deal! All participating Dickey’s locations will offer all active military and veterans a free classic sandwich, side and Big Yellow Cup to thank them for their service. To receive the free meal, guests must either show their military ID or be in uniform.”
What Does Dickey’s BBQ offer for My Birthday!?
Summary: When you join their Big Yellow Cup Club, you receive special birthday offers. Currently, they offer a free large sandwich for your birthday. Here are the current details for signing up for theBig Yellow Cup Club, –
“VIP MEMBER PERKS:
Offers galore just for members.
Free gifts just for joining, on your birthday and on your club anniversary.
Be the first to know about local and national promotions, special announcements.”
Does Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Offer First Responder Discounts?
Summary: No resources found related to Dickey’s and discounts for first responders.
Does Dickey’s BBQ Offer Senior Citizen | AARP Discounts?
Summary: No resources found related to Dickey’s and discounts for senior citizens.
Are There Any Other Discounts or Benefits at Dickey’s Barbecue?
Summary: Sign up for their Big Yellow Cup Club for all the benefit information they offer throughout the year.
Kids eat free at Dickey’s BBQ, and that is just the beginning. They do a great job of serving families at the Dallas based chain. I’m sure when the restaurant began in 1941 there wasn’t a focus on the nutritional aspect of the food, but Dickey’s has risen above the rest of the barbecue competition in their desire to make it the best quality with their ingredients. For a restaurant that has been around for so long, they have done a fantastic job of staying true to their roots and family combined with the changing of times in the importance and value of quality food ingredients.
Order Online: Online Order
WiFi Available: Yes
Use Apple Pay: No
Catering: Catering at Dickey’s
Open 24 Hours: No
Customer Reviews of Dickey’s BBQ
Yelp: 3.50/5 or 70%, 1,246 reviews sampled
Tripadvisor: 4.2/5 or 83%, 646 reviews sampled
Overall Average: 3.71/5 or 74.3%, 1,892 reviews sampled
Dickey's BBQ & Related Items on Amazonno products
Food & Nutrition
Kids Menu: Dickey’s BBQ Kids Menu
Secret Menu: No reference found
Most Popular Menu Item: Smoked Chicken Breast
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Does Dickey’s BBQ Serve Alcohol: Yes
Dickey’s BBQ Nutritional Information: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Nutrition Guide
Vegetarian | Vegan Options: 145 Vegan Chain Restaurant Menus Every Vegan Needs to Know (urbantastebud.com)
Farm to Table | Organic Options | Clean | Non-GMO: No resources found
Miscellaneous Nutrition Resources:
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Nutritional Information (fatsecret.com)
Dickey’s BBQ Pit Nutrition Facts and Calorie Information (nutrition-charts.com)
Authenticity With A Conscience (dickeys.com)
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Allergen Information: Dickey’s BBQ Allergen Guide
Gluten Free Options: Dickey’s BBQ Gluten-Free Menu (urbantastebud.com)
Dairy Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)
Peanut Free Options:
Dickey’s Barbecue Peanut & Allergy Information (dickeys.com)
Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)
Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)
Does Dickey’s BBQ Have Any Secret Recipes?
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Secret Recipes:
Dickey’s BBQ Pit Recipes (allrestaurantrecipes.com)
Dickey’s Baked Potato Casserole (copykat.com)
Dickey’s Hickory Smoked Briskey Recipe (dickeys.com)
Dickey’s Pulled Pork Recipe (theazweekend.com)
Dickey’s Rib Rub Recipe (fox10phoenix.com)
Did You Know?
The CEO, Laura Rea Dickey, is married to the grandson of the founder Travis Dickey.
Her favorite menu item is Pulled Pork Sandwich with cheddar, no sauce (QSR magazine)
They use a bbq pit to smoke their bbq.
What Inspires Dickey’s CEO Laura Rea Dickey (qsrmagazine.com)
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (qsrmagazine.com)
Coughlin Family Makes Dickey’s BBQ Pit a Family Affair (prnewswire.com)
This Dickey’s executive is planning on ‘global domination for barbecue’ (bizjournals.com)
Dickey's Barbecue & Related Items on Amazon
Dickey’s BBQ on Social Media
Followers (as of September 2018) –
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Mobile Apps
Better Options: Coming Soon
Dickey’s was a fun restaurant for research. Who doesn’t love a story that begins in the 1940’s with a young married couple and remains a (now thriving) restaurant almost 80 years later that is still family owned and operated. One of the most impressive things was the company’s recognition of the skills and talent of an in-law of the founder and making her CEO. They do a great job of combining great tasting nutritionally focused food with family benefits and a great story of humble beginnings.