DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) 2017

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for 2017 – Download for free.  Analysis and Insights into the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise opportunity

(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  Here is your free download of Dickey’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) 2017 as well as Dickey’s audited financial statement (in the addendum).

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Let us know what strikes you as significant in the 2017 Dickey’s Franchise Disclosure Document.

  • Are the representations made by Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. (DBRI) consistent with what you know to be true?
  • Are they consistent with the information posted in Dickey’s press releases and media stories?
  • Are the lists of closures, transfers and franchisees accurate?
  • How does the 2017 Dickey’s FDD differ from the 2016 Dickey’s FDD?

As we review the Dickey’s 2017 FDD, we will add significant excerpts, observations and analysis of the Dickey’s 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, so return to this page as the conversation builds.

Dickey’s 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) – Free Download

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Dickey’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) 2017

See our archive of previous Dickey’s FDDS from 2005-2017 here:

DICKEY’S FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS (FDDs)

Let us know what you think.

Dickey’s Closed Almost as Many Units as it Opened in Fiscal 2017

Media stories like the recent Dallas News’ misleading and inaccurate puff piece on CEO Laura Rea Dickey (which “journalist” Cheryl Hall refuses to correct) treat Dickey’s Barbecue Pit as a vibrant & growing franchise chain (See Will Dallas Morning News Correct This Bogus Dickey’s Franchise Story?).  Hall glowingly reports that Dickey’s opened 87 new locations last year, while neglecting to point out that (according to the company’s disclosures) nearly as many Dickey’s locations closed.  (Why let the truth interfere with the easier-to-write success story?)

Dickeys Closed Stores 2017

Dickey’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) 2017 – Contents

The Franchise Disclosure Document is an informational document that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide to prospective franchisees prior to their franchise purchase.  It consists of the following “Items” plus supplemental addendi.  Sections include:

  • 1. The Franchisor and Any Parents, Predecessors, and Affiliates.
  • 2. Identity and Business Experience of Key Persons.
  • 3. Litigation History.
  • 4. Bankruptcy.
  • 5. Initial Franchise Fee.
  • 6. Other Fees and Expenses.
  • 7. Franchisee’s Estimated Initial Investment.
  • 8. Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services.
  • 9. Obligations of the Franchisee.
  • 10. Financing Arrangements.
  • 11. Obligations of the Franchisor.
  • 12. Territory.
  • 13. Trademarks.
  • 14. Patents, Copyrights, and Proprietary Information.
  • 15. Obligation of the Franchisee to Participate in the Actual Operation of the Franchise Business.
  • 16. Restrictions on Goods and Services Offered by the Franchisee.
  • 17. Renewal, Termination, Repurchase, Modification and/or Transfer of the Franchise Agreement, and Dispute Resolution.
  • 18. Public Figures
  • 19. Financial Performance Representations.
  • 20. List of Franchise Outlets
  • 21. Financial Statements
  • 22. Contracts
  • 23. Acknowledgment of Receipt

Also read:

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Franchise Posts (ALL)

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Closed Location List

DICKEY’S Franchise Graveyard

DICKEY’S Franchise Owners: Tell DBRI Your Biggest Concerns, Anonymously

DICKEY’S Franchise Owners Share Frustrations & Fears

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Complaints

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4 thoughts on “DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) 2017

  • September 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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    Quite a few of the companies owned by Dickeys are not reflected in the FDD

    Craftsman foods
    Mid continental meat group
    Restaurant Developers

    All of which I’m sure gain from franchisees

  • September 3, 2017 at 10:23 am
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    New business model:

    Strip malls

    When second gen restaurants fail let’s move onto strip malls

  • September 3, 2017 at 10:24 am
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    Franchisee fee $20,000 up from $15,000

    Renewal $15,000 up from $10,000

  • September 3, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    Also, forcing owners to purchase their insurance or pay a review fee

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