In preparation for domestic and international expansion, Dickey’s appoints new President and CEOs
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has formed Dickey’s Capital Group and reorganized its leadership positions. The newly formed Dickey’s Capital Group Inc. becomes the parent company of all business entities under the Dickey’s name.
Roland Dickey, Jr. now serves as CEO of Dickey’s Capital Group and will serve as an executive manager of its assets. He previously served as CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants. Laura Rea Dickey is the new CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. She spent the past eight years as the its chief information officer. Renee Roozen was promoted to president of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants in October 2016 from vice president of operations, a position she held since joining the company in 2015.
The company feels the new organizational structure will better equip the organization for expansion. According to a company release, Dickey’s and its franchise network plans to open 12 restaurants a month in 2017. To date, the Dickey’s network includes more than 600 locations spanning 44 states.
Read more about Roozen and her insights on Dickey’s in the January issue of FE&S.