As of August 2015, Dickey's Barbecue Pit has 514 locations. Eleven are company owned, while the rest are franchises. That is an increase of almost 100 franchises from the previous year.
Franchise owners for Dickey's Barbecue Pit receive assistance from the company. Dickey's real estate department helps them find desirable locations and negotiate with landlords. After the site is found, the construction department assists in finding a contractor. While renovations occur, franchisees attend a four-week training program.
Dickey's franchises are available in any part of the United States. However, the company does not permit restaurants to operate within a 1-mile radius of each other.