In an article entitled “After Eight Decades, It’s anything But Business As Usual: How Roland Dickey Jr Is Continuing Innovation While Maintaining Tradition For Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants”, Roland Dickey shares how he discovered the secret for mixing innovation with tradition. Dickey Jr.’s focus on sustainable growth during his time as CEO has propelled the company into notoriety.

Roland Dickey Jr is famously known for his CEO role in their family-owned business, Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant. The Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant has actively been running for almost eighty years. It was first established in Dallas, Texas, by a World War I veteran, Travis Dickey, father to Roland Dickey Jr.

Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant started as a small local barbeque restaurant and has since grown to become the largest most popular barbeque restaurant in the United States.

Travis Dickey ran the restaurant for almost twenty years together with his wife Ollie Dickey before he died. His demise came off as a huge loss among city dwellers and his family as a whole. However, Roland Dickey decided to continue with his father’s legacy by taking over the restaurant to help his mother and brother run the business. Roland Jr turned Dickey’s into a huge success over the years.

In 1994, Roland, together with his brother, Travis Dickey Jr, opened their first franchise restaurant location in Colorado. In 2015, Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant had over 500 branches across the United States. Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant also created a charitable organization, the Dickey Foundation, where Roland Dickey Jr is on the Board of Directors.

The Dickey Foundation raised approximately$20,000 for people and communities who had been affected by hurricanes. In addition, Roland Dickey Net Worth also contributed $25,000 for those affected by the hurricane and bought bulletproof vests for the Dallas Police Department as a whole.

About Roland Dickey Jr

Roland Dickey gained his business accrue and insights after graduating from Methodist University, majoring in Business Administration. After his graduation, Roland Dickey thought he needed experience running corporate companies undertaking senior positions before officially running their family-owned business, the Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant. Roland was officially made CEO at Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant in 2006, a position he held for over a decade before the company restructured its leadership in 2016. See this article for additional information.


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