Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opening in Boca Raton in August
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"There's a lack of Southern barbecue" in South Florida, says Vu, who lived in Dallas, Texas, for six years before moving to Florida about three and a half years ago.
Vu says she became familiar with Dickey's when she lived in Dallas, where the national franchise is based. The self-proclaimed "foodie" identified the franchise as her ideal match because she wanted to invest in a fast casual barbecue joint that would emphasize takeout and catering as well as fast service instead of "sit-down dining."
Having met many transplanted Texans (and others) in Florida, Vu expects to appeal to customers in the region who are familiar with Dickey's or at least the "slow-smoked, tangy sauce" Southern style served by the franchise. "Florida is such a transient state," she says.
The Boca location -- which will be in a 2,000-square-foot space at 21073 Powerline Road, Ste. 33 -- is the second Dickey's restaurant in our region. The closest store is in Miramar. The Boca Raton restaurant should open in August, and current plans would provide seating for 48 people.
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