Dickey’s 2019 Franchise Owner’s Satisfaction Survey

Dickey’s 2019 Franchise Owner’s Survey in its entirety and separated by section.  Dickey’s franchise owners have been voicing their complaints through Unhappy Franchisee since 2014. The 2019 Pit Owners Association Franchise Owner Satisfaction Survey by Dickey’s franchisees reveal the anger and bitterness that comes when a franchisor ignores their pleas and disregards their well-being.

(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a franchise cautionary tale in progress – showing the danger of franchisor greed and exploitation of its franchise owners.

Dickey's Franchisee SurveyAs adept as they are, they can only keep franchisees silent for so long.

Our Prior Posts on Dickey’s 2019 Franchise Owner’s Survey (Pit Owners Association)

Most Dickey’s Franchises Are Unprofitable, Franchisees Report

Dickey’s Franchisees Blame CEO Laura Rea Dickey, Roland Dickey Jr. for Franchise Crisis

Dickey’s 2019 Franchise Owner Satisfaction Survey (Complete)

Dickey’s 2019 Franchisee Satisfaction Survey (Complete)

Dickey’s 2019 Franchise Owner Satisfaction Survey (By Section)

Dickey’s Franchisee Survey: Demographics;  Future & Past

Dickeys Franchisee Survey: Leadership

Dickey’s Franchise Owners Satisfaction Survey:  Marketing

Dickey’s Franchise Owners Satisfaction Survey:  Purchasing, Costs

Dickey’s Franchise Owners Satisfaction Survey:  Operations, Technology

Laura Rea Dickey’s Response to Dickey’s Franchisee Survey

This is reportedly the acknowledgement by CEO Laura Rea Dickey that DBRI has received and reviewed the results of the 2019 POA Franchise Owner’s Survey.

It was sent shortly before 4th of July weekend, 2019.

With magnificent understatement, Ms. Rea Dickey states “We understand that there are some key aspects of our role as franchisor our Owner/Operators would like us to improve.  We hear you.”

Ms. Rea Dickey’s calm & measured response might lead one to believe that this is the first she’s heard about these complaints.

Yet franchisees have been voicing many of these same complaints through UnhappyFranchisee.Com since 2014.  We have forwarded them to Ms. Dickey & DBRI management for the past several years.

We have never received a response.

Prior Dickey’s Franchise Owner Complaints Submitted to DBRI VIA UnhappyFranchisee.Com

Laura Rea Dickey2014

January 23, 2014  DICKEY’S BBQ Is Dickey’s Overselling its Franchise Opportunity?

August 5, 2014  DICKEY’S Franchise: Open Letter to Roland Dickey, Jr.

August 6, 2014  DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Warning


May 4, 2015  Are DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Owners Being Exploited?

October 25, 2015  DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise Complaints


December 8, 2016  DICKEY’S Franchise Owners Share Frustrations & Fears

December 13, 2016  DICKEY’S Liquidated Damages Clause Ruled Impermissable


January 18, 2017  DICKEY’S Franchise Owners Claim DBRI Refusing to Release Marketing Fund Report

January 24, 2017  DICKEY’S Franchise Issues: Marketing

January 24, 2017  DICKEY’S Franchise Issues: Menu Management

January 25, 2017  DICKEY’S Franchise Issues: Threats, Bullying & Churning of Franchisees

January 25, 2017  DICKEY’S Franchise Owners: Tell DBRI Your Biggest Concerns, Anonymously

January 25, 2017  DICKEY’S Franchise Issues: Online Ordering

February 28, 2017 DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT Franchise Closures, Internal Turmoil Revealed By UnhappyFranchisee.Com

October 25, 2017  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Franchise Marketing Fund Discussion


Dickey's Franchise ExposeHelp us finish our special report:

Burnt Ends – Dickey’s Barbecue Franchise Exposed


Dickey’s Barbecue Franchise Woes Reach U.S. Senate

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Franchise SBA Loans Investigated by U.S. Senator

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Closed Location List

DICKEY’S Franchise Graveyard


Contact UnhappyFranchisee.com

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One thought on “Dickey’s 2019 Franchise Owner’s Satisfaction Survey

  • September 23, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    I think it is very evident that the general consensus of Dickey’s franchisees is that corporate does nothing for them, and does not listen. RDJ and Laura Rae have this “we don’t make mistakes” approach to all decisions. Unfortunately, if the franchisees are believed, the only way for this company to succeed is for management to step down. They are clueless, and they hire people from failed restaurants to run their different divisions. That sounds like a winning formula to me!

    I also find it interesting that they are trying to prevent franchisees from posting to sites like this claiming they are not true… if they have nothing to hide and unhappyfranchisee allegations are false, then they should be able to make public comment explaining why these things are not true. Until they are able to do that, it must be considered that issues brought up here have some level of truth behind them.

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