dickeys to open first american barbecue franchise in pakistanImage courtesy of Dicky’s Barbecue PitDallas-based BBQ franchise Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will expand to Pakistan with its first location expected to open in Lahore later this year.

Azam Bhatti and Mazhar Zaidi from the A.J. Corporation inked a master franchise agreement with Dickey’s to develop their country’s first American-based barbecue franchise.

Since opening its first overseas locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2018, this deal marks the sixth international location for Dickey’s. The A.J. Corporation acquired full franchising rights for Pakistan. This includes a total development of 20 stores spread out over the next 10 years.