Roland Dickey Jr.


About Me

Steering the ship at Dickey’s Capital Group, Roland Dickey Jr. is pivotal in guiding Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. through remarkable growth and transformation. From a beloved regional establishment, the franchise has expanded to an impressive international presence, boasting upwards of 550 locations under his leadership.

His role, however, extends beyond the realm of barbecue. He adeptly manages a varied portfolio, encompassing retail product lines, manufacturing businesses, real estate endeavors, and distribution companies. This diversification reflects his strategic foresight and entrepreneurial acumen, underlining his ability to innovate and expand the family legacy across various sectors.

His roots in barbecue run deep, having honed his skills and passion alongside his father from a young age. This immersive experience in slow-smoked meats has left an indelible mark, fostering a profound connection to the Dickey’s brand and heritage. His educational pursuits led him to Southern Methodist University, where he acquired a degree in Business Administration, equipping him with the tools necessary to navigate and flourish in the competitive business landscape.

Embarking on his professional journey with Dickey’s in 1999, he continued the family tradition, representing the third generation dedicated to the brand’s success. Over the years, he has occupied various crucial roles within the company, gaining invaluable insights and experience from the ground up. His unwavering dedication to upholding the brand’s reputation for quality and authenticity culminated in his appointment as CEO in 2016.

Roland’s contributions and leadership have garnered widespread recognition, earning him a spot on prestigious lists such as Nation’s Restaurant News’s 50 Most Powerful People in Foodservice, D Magazine’s Top 500 CEOs, and the Restaurant Business’s Top 20 Leadership Power List.

In addition to his corporate endeavors, he is committed to making a positive impact through philanthropy. He actively participates in community service and charitable initiatives, demonstrating a genuine dedication to enriching lives and supporting those in need. His philanthropic efforts underscore his belief in the power of giving back and contributing to the greater good.

Roland Dickey Jr.



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