Joan Dahl has been a franchisee in Michigan for 13 years.
ROCKFORD, Mich. — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is adding a location in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with franchisee restauranteurs, Joan and Karl Dahl.

The couple is experienced in the restaurant industry owning Little Caesars franchises for the past 13 years in the Grand Rapids area.

"At Dickey's Barbecue Pit, we are proud to have experienced franchisees such as Joan and Karl who are passionate about their business and the art of great barbecue," says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We are excited to have the Dahls as a part of our family and look forward to the success they will have in the town they call home."

Originally from the Grand Rapids area, Joan Dahl looks forward to bringing Texas-style barbecue to her community.

"After spending years in the restaurant franchising world, we decided it was time to expand and found a home in Dickey's," she said.