If Americans like anything, it is barbecue. There is nothing quite as American as barbecue in the summertime. One of the biggest names in barbecue is Dickey's Barbecue Pit. The brand was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey, who has always had a passion for barbecue. With over 80 years in business and 25 years in franchising, franchisees with the franchise system are working with a respected name that is known to have a quality product. The company has grown to become one of the world's largest fast-casual barbecue franchise, with over 550 locations and more opening across the globe. According to the company's website, they "have a loyal following from the Texas Gulf to the Red Sea." As a family-owned restaurant, the customers and franchisees in the system will be treated like family. When you work with Dickey's Barbecue Pit, you have an incredible eight streams of revenue including dine-in, catering, the Dickey's app, 3rd party partnerships, online ordering, delivery, retail items and holiday meals. Additionally, the franchisees in their system will receive training at Barbecue University and support with everything from site selection, site construction and marketing. Additionally, the brand also provides its franchise owners with technology like its proprietary ordering system and KPI-tracking Smoke Stack 2.0 streamline business operations. As a WWII veteran, Travis Dickey wanted to make sure that veterans have as an easy of joining the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family as possible. Veterans get a 25 percent discount off of the initial franchise fee. The brand knows that veterans are ideal prospective franchise owners.