The Dickey Foundation Finishes 2023 with Multiple Grant Donations

The charitable foundation provided over $250,000 in grants to local first responder teams

Dallas, TX, Dec. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Dickey Foundation, the charitable arm of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit , had a fantastic year in 2023 offering multiple grants to first responder teams across the country.

This year, Owner/Operators from the world’s largest barbecue brand joined Betsy Orton, Executive Director of The Dickey Foundation, throughout their communities to present multiple first responder grants. The foundation was thrilled to provide twenty grants this year totaling over $250,000. These grants focused on offering support and safety equipment to brave and well-deserving first responder teams. The states where grants were presented include Texas, Michigan, Colorado, Arizona, California, Washington, Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, Montana, and North Carolina.

Additionally, the Dickey Foundation hosted their wonderfully successful, annual fundraising event, Denim & Diamonds, in Dallas collecting over $200,000 in generous donations.

“The Dickey Foundation is very happy to be able to offer additional support to the brave first responders of multiple communities this year,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Capital Group. “We look forward to continuing this worthy mission of helping the brave men and women who serve us every day.”

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit guests can contribute to helping support their local first responders with a portion of every Big Yellow Cup purchase going towards these grants and The Dickey Foundation. Guests also have the option to donate an additional $1.00 donation at the time of their purchase.

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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with international locations in the UAE and Japan. Dickey’s Restaurant brands have over 550 locations nationwide. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018 and was named to Hospitality Technology Industry Heroes in 2021. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in 2020 by Nation’s Restaurant News and was recognized as one of the top 25 industry leaders on Fast Casual’s 2020 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal and QSR Magazine. For more information, visit


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