Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. opened its 500th restaurant earlier this year, taking Texas barbecue mainstream. The Dallas-based company, which opened its first restaurant in 1941 and began franchising in 1994, now has restaurants in 43 states.
The LSR/Barbecue chain’s U.S. systemwide sales ranked No. 6 in the Latest Year, falling one place from the Preceding Year. Systemwide sales grew 36.9 percent in the Latest Year, rising to $355 million, from $259.3 mil