Think about companies such as Wingstop, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Jersey Mike’s Subs that successfully developed into the country’s most famous restaurants. You can today find them everywhere.

Besides, many people have successfully transformed the once American dishes into dishes that the country has recognized. Although many fast-casual chains originated in the northern part, one of the country’s fastest-growing chains is spread across the southern hospitality industry and other areas: Dickey’s Barbecue.

Roland Dickey Jr. is the third generation and has been running a family business since the first opening in 1941. It has grown from Lone Star State to 45 other countries and internationally, offering slow-smoked meat and sweet side dishes.

When Roland Jr. became the CEO of Dickey’s Restaurants, Inc. in 2006, he tried to develop a focused but aggressive growth strategy. He has also been committed to using information technology to gain the data-driven result that brought Texas barbecue to the country. Under his leadership, Dickey’s bar and grill restaurant has grown five-fold in just five years, making it the largest grill chain in the world.

Native Americans, Mexicans, blacks, and Spanish people practiced the barbecue style throughout the country, even in the largest state of Texas. Dickie’s modern translation should be attributed to the Czech and German immigrants who in the mid-1800s came to Central Texas. The hard-working settlers opened meat markets and grocery stores, where they smoked leftover meat to ensure it didn’t spoil. The slow cooking process was considered a cheap option and quickly became an ideal choice for cotton pickers and cowboys.

Roland Dickey Jr. is an entrepreneur from America and the CEO and president of Dickey’s Barbecue Chain of restaurants. It is an American barbecue restaurant chain located in Dallas, Texas. Roland Jr. is Travis Dickie grandson and the restaurant’s founder. Dickey (Jr.) joined Southern Methodist University to pursue a B.A. in business administration.