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DICKEYLEAKS Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Confidential Material Available Online

Unhappy Franchisee’s DickeyLeaks reports that supposedly confidential Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Operations Manuals and the Dickey’s Catering Notebook have been posted online and are currently available for public perusal and download.  Incredibly, the source of the leak made no attempt to hide their identity.  Guess who posted it online?

(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  No doubt, this post will, at least briefly, fire up the upper management and the legal department of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. (DBRI).

However, it appears that the online posting of materials marked “Confidential and Proprietary to a publicly viewable web page was performed DBRI itself, at a time when now-CEO Laura Rea Dickey was Chief Information Officer.

The documents have been publicly viewable on a public archive site since their posting in 2011-12, and are still downloadable as of this posting.

Dickey’s Documents: Confidential.  Proprietary. & Publicly Available.

Dickeys BBQ The Dickey’s documents below are currently available on the web archive site WayBack Machine which takes snapshots of literally millions of web pages and stores them for public viewing.

To appear on the Wayback Machine, the documents would have had to be posted on a publicly viewable site with no password protection and the Dickey’s IT Department (and CIO Laura Rea Dickey) would have had to not taken the simple measures necessary to block archiving.


Dickey’s First Operations Manual viewable at:

Dickey’s Foundation Operations Manual viewable at:

Dickey’s Fast Forward Operations Manual viewable at:

Dickey’s Operation Manual Appendix viewable at:*/

Dickey’s Catering Notebook viewable at:


Can DBRI Sue Itself for Dickey-Leaking Confidential, Proprietary Information?

We would be interested to know whether DBRI’s own careless and/or inept handling of its confidential documents might effect its litigation of others for violating confidentiality agreements?

In addition to legal consequences, the presence of confidential documents posted to a public website and left in public view for 5 years seems to discredit DBRI’s claim of technological sophistication.

The franchisor of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant chain (DBRI) tries to portray itself as a technologically sophisticated and advanced company.

Press releases and planted stories claim that the former CEO’s wife, Laura Rea Dickey, “… served as the Chief Information Officer for eight years, and made the transition to CEO after excelling in her previous role. Dickey has worked in the marketing and information technology field for over 15 years, and has led the marketing, IT and training departments at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. during her time there.

“In her time as CIO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc… [Laura] Dickey… has made Dickey’s a technology leader in restaurant industry.”

Both Dickey’s franchise owners and DBRI employees have challenged the claim that DBRI is technologically sophisticated and that Laura Rea Dickey possesses even trace amounts of tech-savvy.

Fortman LawOn Another Note:  Fortman Law Still Providing Free Consultations for Burned Franchisees

If you are a current or former Dickey’s employee whose rights have been violated, Fortman Law may be able to help… or recommend someone who can.

Or if you have information about DBRI’s business practices that could be useful to those being sued by and/or suing Dickey’s, please feel free to call Kelly Spann at Fortman Law in confidence.

You may also contact the publisher of at UnhappyFranchisee[at] or by calling (717) 371-1911 to share information or opinions that may be of interest to our readers and prospective franchise owners.

Confidentiality of our sources is our highest priority.

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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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10 thoughts on “DICKEYLEAKS Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Confidential Material Available Online

  • Anonymous

    I wonder when we will see all franchisees social security numbers leaked on the internet?

  • Do not buy a dickeys bbq franchise! These guys are simply unbelievable. Google…pick up these key words please and rank these dickeys franchise articles high!

  • Steve

    Idiots! Especially family members


    Davis Bulldog wrote “Did Laura Dickey supervise the posting of this article? ;)”

    Davis Bulldog:

    As one who dispenses heat regularly, I must acknowledge a superior burn even when I am the receiver. I deserved that. The two corrected URLs are:

    Dickey’s First Operations Manual viewable at:


    Dickey’s Catering Notebook viewable at:

    You can tell that these corrections were not supervised by Laura Rea Dickey because A) 5 years have not passed, and 2) the mistakes were corrected.

    In Laura’s defense, she did have a lot on her plate. She allegedly had to rack up and bill DBRI for “more than $225,000 in personal travel expenses, $67,000 in non-business related meals, and over $30,000 in personal clothing and home furnishings” according to

    DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Dickey’s Family Charged Millions in Personal Expenses

  • Deez Nutz

    You are a voice for all these helpless franchisee. Be fearless ADMIN be F@#$ing FEARLESS!!!! Don’t let all these Dickeys trolls brother you. You have my support let the real juice out. Forget about all this garbage.

    They fool people into their fake ass stories at the CORP. One was how big baller franchise such as Taco Bell wanted to buy them out yeah alright! Its a joke I wonder if all the franchisee remembers their last week of training. Another fake story they feed how big daddy Dickey was praising his son RDJ (REAL DICK Junior) about him entering the franchise and turned around all the not so well performing Dickeys Restaurant before he became a CEO. Yeah, what about all the store that shut down back to back!! Couldn’t turn those around?

    I wonder if Dickeys would ever go public (IPOs) but guess not their books have to be straight for that and amount shell companies they’ll find poor little DICK…………eyy “little fingers”.

  • Left Nut - True Facts

    Prime example about all the lies , Dickeys started 1941 right, but according to these facts:

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Inc. filed as a Domestic For-Profit Corporation in the State of Texas on Wednesday, November 1, 1972, as recorded in documents filed with Texas Secretary of State.

  • Anonymous

    Deez nutz

    a. I can’t believe I just typed that

    B. Another reason they won’t go public is they would have to settle all their lawsuits. Same goes if they would sell.

    They are going to eventually have so many lawsuits their 13 year olds on their legal team won’t be able to keep up.

    Anyone question why Christine Johnson left? Probably ran before she became liable

  • Davis Bulldog

    “You can tell that these corrections were not supervised by Laura Rea Dickey because A) 5 years have not passed, and 2) the mistakes were corrected.”

    Hah! Awesome!

  • Jack

    These people are complete idiots. They have no clue what they are doing. The only thing they are good at is selling franchises.

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