Jan. 20, 2014
Two former KFC franchisees, Kevin Roche and Bryan Roche, along with partner Phil Fontes are behind the development group planning to add 100 new Dickey's Barbecue restaurants across California, according to a company press release. The 10-year deal is for 100 units in Fresno, The Inland Empire, Greater Los Angeles and the Central Coastal market areas.
"California is a perfect growth market for Dickey's Barbecue," said multi-unit franchise owner Kevin Roche. "There is no other brand taking fast casual barbecue across the country like Dickey's Barbecue .— we feel fortunate to be part of such an innovative franchise brand."
The Roches own locations in Hanford, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Santa Maria and are currently in the construction phase on a site in Seaside. There are 41 Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in California.
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