Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) The Dickey Foundation, formerly known as Barbecue, Boots and Badges, has expanded its mission in supporting first responders in communities across the nation.
This foundation sets out to provide financial opportunities, safety equipment and overall support for local first responders. Although its reach is national, the efforts are extremely local and supports several programs, including Invest in a Vest, Barbecue, Boots & Badges and an unnamed program which will provide breathing equipment to firefighters.
This year, the Foundation provided ballistic vests to the Dallas Police Department and the Princeton Fire Department as well as feeding millions of folks that were affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. In addition, The Dickey Foundation hosted its inaugural benefit concert in May of 2018 which resulted in raising $100,000 for local first responders.
“The Dickey Foundation was created to support the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to ensure their communities safety,” says Maurine Dickey, Founder of The Dickey Foundation. “Our goal is to continuously give first responders and their families the necessary support to ensure their safety and success in the communities they serve.”
Donate to The Dickey Foundation here.
About The Dickey Foundation
Since 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has taken great pride in our Texas style barbecue and our commitment to the communities we serve. It is in that spirit, that The Dickey Foundation was created. The Dickey Foundation supports first responders who protect and unite our communities. Our Foundation is national but our efforts are intensely local, focusing on financial support, public education and providing the equipment necessary for the safety of our first responders.
About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 550 locations in 45 states as well as internationally. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and in 2018 were featured in the top 10 on the list. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.