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It’s the Pits!

January 20, 2010

Erick and his wife Robbie had dreamed about starting their own restaurant from the ground up. When they started becoming unsure of how they would make it happen, they met with SBDC Paul Howard to help them understand the process of starting up a franchise store.


Owner/Managers: Eric and Robbi Hasty
Nature of Business: Restaurant
City: San Angelo, TX
SBDC Business Adviser: Paul Howard 


Eric and his wife Robbi had spent most of their adult life operating a very successful local restaurant. Their dream to own it themselves was not to be though. They thought about starting their own restaurant from the ground up, but found it was going to be too expensive.

At this point they were unsure what to do so they met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University ∙ Small Business Development Center for assistance. His advice helped them decide to purchase a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise.

San Angelo now has a very successful barbecue franchise and Eric and Robbi have their own small business that helped the local economy by hiring 20 employees.


“Paul helped us with all the information we needed to get guided in the right direction with the SBA process. He was also helpful with all the little questions along the way.” - Eric Hasty


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  • Business Start
  • 20 Jobs Created
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    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

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