2014 Second 100: Why Dickey's Barbecue Pit is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain

2014 Second 100: Why Dickey's Barbecue Pit is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain

This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Second 100 report, a proprietary census ranking restaurant brands Nos. 101-200 by U.S. systemwide sales and other data. This special report focuses on a smaller, more growth-oriented universe than the Top 100 report. 

Although Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s growth slowed in the most recent year, the 383-unit limited service chain’s sales still jumped by 30.5 percent, making it the fifth fastest growing chain in the Second 100 census. Its $338 million in systemwide domestic sales moved it up the line, from No. 130 to No. 109.

That growth in sales was aided by the addition of a net 80 locations in the latest year, an increase of 26.4 percent, but sales per unit also grew by an estimate

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