Gonzalez Family Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to El Paso

Father and son team up to bring three Dickey’s locations to El Paso.

By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees Hilario and Hugo Gonzalez
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees Hilario and Hugo Gonzalez

San Antonio—Three new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations will open in El Paso, according to a development agreement between the national chain and franchisees Hilario and Hugo Gonzalez.

The first location is slated to open by fall 2016, while the other two will follow in the next consecutive years. The exact locations of the restaurants were not disclosed.

“We only have two barbecue restaurants in El Paso, and I wanted to open a fast-casual location where guests can get great barbecue without the time it takes to visit a full-service restaurant,” said Hugo Gonzalez. “We look forward to serving lunch and dinner at our Dickey’s locations, as well as catering events in our community.”

The Dallas-based company charges an initial franchise fee of $15,000 and requires a total franchisee investment ranging from $122,104 to $503,504, according to the company’s website. Moreover, a franchise agreement is for 20 years, with a 10-year renewal option.

“Dickey’s is proud to expand our presence in our home state,” said Roland Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. “We currently do not have a Dickey’s location in El Paso, and we congratulate Hugo and Hilario Gonzalez on bringing the brand to West Texas.”