The Texas-style barbecue concept plans to open multiple locations in Botswana by 2032.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has signed a master franchise agreement with exclusive rights to grow its presence throughout Botswana with the opening of eight locations by 2032. Alongside its first African location in Cairo, Egypt, Dickey’s has opened locations all around the world including: Abu Dhabi, Australia, Brazil, Dubai, Pakistan, Myanmar, Taiwan and Georgia.
Dickey’s 1.575 sq. foot flagship location will be situated in Botswana’s business district, Gaborone. The site will offer in-dining for 60 guests as well as delivery and carryout options. Dickey’s will add lamb shanks to the menu; a local favorite.
“The owner operators offer a firm understanding of the cultural and financial factors related to Botswana and Dickey’s,” said Jim Perkins, vice president of international development and support at Dickey’s.
“One of the owner/operators gained personal experience with the brand a few years ago while visiting her now-husband who was studying at a University in Texas, which aided in driving this relationship forward during the pandemic. I could not be happier with their experience and energy – it is outstanding!”
The new owner/operators will attend Dickey’s in-house training program – Barbecue University in Dallas, Texas. They will be able to learn about Dickey’s various offerings, from traditional brick-and-mortar to non-traditional locations like food trucks.
This marks a period of strong international expansion for Dickey’s, which only recently opened a location in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Dickey’s was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey and has since grown to over 550 locations across the world.