In 1941, Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dallas, Texas. Brothers Roland Dickey and T.D. Dickey, Jr. took over the business in 1967, continuing their father's legacy. Franchising began in 1994 to overwhelming success, maintaining quality and consistency, while carefully pushing growth. Roland Dickey, Jr. became President of the company in 2006, continuing the family tradition.