The Power List 2017: Roland Dickey Jr.

January 24, 2017

Roland Dickey Jr., grandson of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit founder Travis Dickey, has helped make Texas-style barbecue a smokin’ hot commodity as CEO of parent company Dickey’s Capital Group Inc.

Dickey Jr., a third-generation barbecue aficionado, remains committed to marching the brand’s homestyle family menu across the globe. He has grown the franchised chain from 20 restaurants when he became CEO in 2006, to nearly 600 units today.

And this year, the Dallas-based company will further expand its broad fanbase. It will enter its 45th state and, for the first time, expand internationally. Dickey’s began franchising in 1994.

Dickey Jr., who