Compilation of recipes, cocktails and stories from the world’s greatest barbecue concept received gold for the Benjamin Franklin & Hermes Creative Awards 2022
Dallas, Texas (RestaurantNews.com) Published by Southwestern Publishing House, Inc., Dickey’s BBQ“Behind the BBQ: Recipes, Cocktails & Tall Tales” by Roland Dickey Sr., Roland Dickey Jr., Laura Rea Dickey was named the Gold Award winner in the cookbook category for the Benjamin Franklin Award 2022, administered by the Association of Independent Book Publishers. “Behind the BBQ” also won gold for the Hermes Creative Awards in the Book Publications category!
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be recognized by both the IBPA and the Hermes Creative Awards and take home gold,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “It was truly a team effort at every level, with the help of Southwestern Publishing House, members of Dickey’s family, employees, franchise owners and many more. If you’re looking for the best barbecue recipes, specialty cocktails and delicious appetizer recipes to throw a one-of-a-kind party, then ‘Behind the BBQ’ is the cookbook for you!
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program, which includes fifty-six categories recognizing excellence in book writing and design, is considered one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with the help of more than 160 book publishing professionals, including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, managers advertising and publishers. There were over 1,600 entries this year, which were selected by a panel of finalists in each category – from among them a winner was chosen by the judging team.
The Hermes Creative Awards honor the messengers and creators of the information revolution. Armed with their imaginations and their computers, the Hermès winners bring their ideas to life via traditional and digital platforms. Each year, the judges of the competition evaluate the best advertising, marketing and communications publications, branding materials, websites, videos and programs in the creative industry.
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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by the Dickey family. Over the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests in 44 legitimate states. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all of our grilled meats are smoked on-site in a hickory wood pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there is no shortcut to real BBQ and that’s why our name isn’t BBQ. The Dallas-based family barbecue franchise offers eight slow-smoked meats and 12 healthy sides with “No BS (Bad Stuff)” included. Dickey’s Barbecue has 550 locations in the United States and eight other countries.
Dickey’s was named to Newsweek’s List of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains in 2022 and USA today Readers’ Choice Awards 2021. Dickey’s won first place on Fast casual List “Top 100 Movers and Shakers”, was named in the Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur and appointed to hospitality technology List of industry heroes. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named one of the nation’s 50 Most Powerful Women in the Restaurant Industry in Nation Restaurant News, has been recognized by Fast casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers List and Honored by Dallas Business Journal. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was also recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and QSR Magazine. Dickey’s Barbecue is part of Dickey’s Restaurant Brands which has more than 700 restaurants nationwide, including the Wing Boss, Trailer Birds, Big Deal Burger and bbqathome.com brands. DRB is led by CEO Roland Dickey Jr. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.