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In Reply to: Dickey's BBQ posted by WheresthebestBBQ on July 27, 2011 at 20:13:19:
We have one that opened 2 years ago in Kansas City. Does pretty well. They use pellet cookers so there are smokers onsite. As with any restaurant that actually cook their own food, it's up to the cook to make sure everything tastes ok, unlike fast food that basically just re-heats food that tastes all the same.
If a location doesn't do well or the food isn't good it's because of the cooks at that location. I actually like the food at our Dickey's. With that said, buying a franchise is only good for name recognition, and having systems in place that you follow to a T.
I personally don't think Dickey's is a well known brand nationwide, so strike 1. Also you are going to pay a ton upfront and in franchise fees to learn their "systems". I would think that money would be well spent on building your own brand and developing your own systems. How much different could their systems be from another BBQ restaurant?
If you need experience, go work at a BBQ joint to learn, then open your own. Just my two cents.
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