Foodservice Equipment Reports

Dickey’s Maintains Smokin’ Hot Growth Rate

The rapid growth pace for Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants continues unabated. The Dallas-based company, one of the nation’s fastest-growing chains, will open nine new sites in central California. Franchise partners and KFC veterans Kevin and Bryan Roche are centering their development plans in Fresno, Clovis and Hanford. The 72-year-old fast-casual chain currently has 32 locations in the Golden State, with another 18 under development; it boasts 300 outlets in 40 states.