Back in October, Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey's son Roland Dickey Jr. told the St. Louis Post Dispatch he expects to open 60 brand-new Dickey's Barbecue Pits by the end of 2012. Now comes this announcement from the eatery's president: He wants to open some 100 brand-new stores annually, the sooner the better, so let's get to franchising. Says Roland: "We know we want to be the largest barbecue chain in the U.S." I used to lock up my bike with a barbecue chain from Dickey's. --Robert Wilonsky
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