Dickey's Barbecue Pit welcomes recently appointed Senior Vice President of Operations, Kenn Miller, to the Dickey's family. Kenn brings over 30 years of restaurant operations experience to the team.
"We are thrilled to have Kenn as a part of the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family," says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "His extensive background in the restaurant industry coupled with his experience working with franchisees has put him in the perfect position here at Dickey's and we look forward to his success."
Originally from Oklahoma, Kenn embraced the opportunity to move to Dallas and work with the oldest family owned restaurant in the area as well as the largest barbecue chain in the world. With a wealth of restaurant experience, he has worked with brands such as Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Quiznos and most recently, was the Senior Vice President of Operations and Development at Taco Bueno.
"Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a well-known, family-owned brand. The Dickey family prides themselves on their heritage as well as offering only the best authentic, Texas-style barbecue, which is why I was originally drawn to becoming a part of the team," says Kenn. "I look forward to growing the brand and working with everyone in the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family to achieve success in the future."
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 550 locations in 45 states as well as internationally. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list and in 2018 was featured in the top 10 on the list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News.
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