DALLAS (April 11, 2012 - PRNewswire)—Dickey's Barbecue, a fast-growing barbecue franchise, has signed an exclusive agreement with Sysco Corporation, the largest foodservice distributor in North America, to provide its franchises with a wide range of foodservice products.
"We've experienced a phenomenal growth rate over the last two years and expect to open at least 100 new locations in 2012," said Roland Dickey, Jr. president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We're thrilled to announce this agreement with Sysco that will only strengthen the partnership between our companies and drive more growth for Dickey's."
Dickey's agreement with Sysco is a significant milestone for the fast-casual restaurant chain as it offers added value through substantial cost savings and improved efficiencies for franchise owners. The agreement with Sysco is the latest step in Dickey's aggressive growth strategy.
"We are pleased to partner with Dickey's as its exclusive food distributor," said Marc Percival, senior regional vice president of Contract Sales at Sysco. "We are committed to provide them the value and trust they deserve, so that their patrons can continue to experience an enjoyable dining experience for years to come."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. The company began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. Dickey's currently has more than 220 locations in 36 states nationwide.