Former Red Mango executive Barron joins the fast-growing barbecue concept.

Restaurant industry veteran Barry Barron is the new chief operating officer for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Barron most recently served as chairman/chief executive for Buffet Partners Holding Company, parent company of Furr's Fresh Buffet.

His background also includes leadership positions with Red Mango, ACE Cash Express, PepsiCo and Papa John's Pizza.