New Dickey’s location slated to open in Somerset, New Jersey
Himanshu Patel, former engineer turned entrepreneur, moved to the United States in 1990 with his wife from his home country of India. Patel and his wife moved to New Jersey, where he began working as an engineer. After working for 25 years, Patel decided it was time to take on the next step of his American Dream. Deciding that he wanted to forge a new path for himself and his family, he learned about the Dickey’s brand from a current franchisee and friend. “I wanted to do something for myself, something that will benefit my family’s future,” says Patel. “Owning my own business is something that I have always wanted to do, and now I am finally doing it.”
This will be the second Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in the state of New Jersey, and the barbecue brand is growing rapidly throughout the northeast. Patel has plans to open more locations throughout the state and bring the residents of New Jersey a new fast casual dining option, authentic, slow-smoked, Texas barbecue.
“Dickey’s is expanding rapidly nation-wide and we look forward to having a stronger presence in the northeast,” says Roland Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Inc. “We are proud to serve authentic, Texas-style barbecue throughout the nation and eventually the world.”
Dickey’s currently has 20 stores throughout both Pennsylvania and New York, and has plans to further expand in the northeast.
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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 560 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious.” Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.