Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue CEO Announces Newest Brand Champion, Close to Home in East Texas

Texas barbecue chain Dickey’s Barbecue has a new brand champion thanks to CEO Roland Dickey Jr., who has announced John Huml as the latest franchisee to earn the title.


Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/24/2015 -- Dickey's Barbecue CEO Roland Dickey Jr. has just announced the latest member of their franchisee family to receive the honor of being named a Brand Champion. Close to home in East Texas, Dickey Jr. announced John Huml at a recent board meeting, commending his community spirit and commitment to representing and upholding the brand values at his successful chain.

From humble beginnings, John built his career from the ground up. He started as a dishwasher and bus boy, then worked his way up to management in the restaurant industry. Eventually, he made the move to corporate America, where he worked in the mortgage business for nearly a decade.

After the mortgage industry suffered in the economic meltdown, John quit the numbers game to become his own boss. As luck would have it, he got a call from an old friend from the restaurant days. In January of 2013 John and his wife Nikki opened their own Dickey's Barbecue Pit in her hometown of Tyler, in East Texas.

The combined experience in the restaurant and financial industries turned out to be the perfect combination for starting and owning a business. John has used the Barbecue University program and its community marketing, IT assistance and other tools to create a thriving business.

Accepting the honor, Huml explained, "My favorite part is the people. I get to visit with our regulars daily and I personally attend every catering event we book. I'm very dedicated and hands-on when it comes to community involvement. I want us to be the very best that we can be."

A spokesperson for Roland Dickey Jr. said, "It's that attitude that has seen John succeed, and the same set of values that has made Dickey's Barbecue a success under Roland's leadership. It is no wonder that Roland saw fit to honor John, who thoroughly deserved the commendation."

About Roland Dickey Jr.
Roland Dickey Jr. is the CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. The grandson of company founder Travis Dickey, Sr., he has taken the company from 20 to over 500 stores nationwide in less than ten years. Recognized as one of the most powerful men in the American fast casual restaurant business, he is also one of its most inspirational leaders, appearing at conferences around the country.

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