According to, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisee Mark Jones and his fiancée Laurie Zabawa plan to bring their first Dickey’s location to Bozeman, Montana.

“We are proud to have such experienced franchisees join the Dickey’s family,”says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.“We look forward to the success Mark and Laurie will have in their local community.”

Mark and Laurie have over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and are entering into their second joint venture with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Previously, the two managed and owned a hotel in Montana, where their love for food, beverage, and hospitality all came to light.“We wanted to bring something exciting and different to Bozeman,”says Laurie.“After doing our research, we knew Dickey’s was the perfect fit for us, because of the strong family focus, unique vibe and all of the areas of support and opportunity the franchise has to offer.”

Laurie has been in the Montana area for over 25 years and both Laurie and Mark look forward to bringing a fast-casual concept to their growing community.

We reached out to Dickey's Barbecue Pit for verification, and received this response.

"Thank you so much for reaching out, we are very excited to bring Dickey’s to the folks of Bozeman. The owners of the new Bozeman location, Mark and Laurie, are still looking for the perfect location for their Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. They are planning to open their new location in mid-2019."

It has been reported that the couple is targeting new commercial construction near Rosauers as the location for their Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Bozeman.

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