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Dickey’s Barbecue signs agreement with Sysco

Dickey’s Barbecue signs agreement with Sysco

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc has signed an exclusive agreement with foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation to provide its franchises with a range of foodservice products.

“We’ve experienced a phenomenal growth rate over the last two years and expect to open at least 100 new locations in 2012,” said Roland Dickey Jr, president of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants. “We’re thrilled to announce this agreement with Sysco that will only strengthen the partnership between our companies and drive more growth for Dickey’s.”

Dickey’s agreement with Sysco is a milestone for the fast-casual restaurant chain as it offers substantial cost savings and improved efficiencies for franchise owners. This agreement is the latest step in Dickey’s growth strategy.

“We are pleased to partner with Dickey’s as its exclusive food distributor,” said Marc Percival, senior regional vice-president of contract sales at Sysco. “We are committed to provide them the value and trust they deserve, so that their patrons can continue to experience an enjoyable dining experience for years to come.”

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas TX in 1941. The company began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the nation. Dickey’s currently has more than 220 locations in 36 states nationwide. For more details, access www.dickeys.com.

Sysco operates 177 distribution facilities serving about 400,000 clients. For the fiscal year 2011 that ended July 2, 2011, the company generated record sales of more than $39 billion. For more information, visit www.sysco.com.

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