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Life Gets Sweeter In Sweetwater With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

September 16, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration Kicks off Thursday
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SWEETWATER, Texas - Jay and Ratna Devdhara's love for cooking is what attracted them to opening a Dickey's Barbecue Pit in their hometown of Snyder. On Thursday, September 18 at 11 a.m., the couple will expand their business with a new location in nearby Sweetwater. To celebrate their expansion, they are hosting a three-day grand opening. The first the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday's party includes $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and radio station 103 The Bear on-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Catering Sales Are Smokin' Hot At Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants »

September 11, 2014 at 11:50AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

National Catering Hotline 1-866-BARBECUE Surpasses $6 Million in Sales
September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. announced sales from its catering hotline have surpassed the $6.4 million sales mark. In August 2011, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. introduced 1-866-BARBECUE, a national catering hotline that gives guests direct access to live catering experts seven days a week. Today, catering is responsible for 15 percent of overall sales for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants.
"Since our inception in 2011, we've continued to see a significant increase in catering orders across all markets," said Michelle Sarlls, director of catering sales for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "And, with our store count climbing to 500 by the end of 2014, we anticipate our busiest holiday season yet...

Mr. Dickey Visits Virginia Beach For Grand Opening Of New Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

September 08, 2014 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Celebration Includes Free Cookbooks & Three Chances to Win Free Barbecue
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Sept. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On Thursday, September 11 at 11 a.m., the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Virginia Beach is kicking off a three-day grand opening. The first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday guests get the chance to meet Roland Dickey, chairman and lead chef of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants when he stops by to hand out 100 autographed copies of his cookbook, Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook.
Friday's party also includes radio station Eagle 97.3 on-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Franchisee Born And Raised In Oregon Brings First Dickey's Barbecue Pit To Portland »

September 05, 2014 at 6:20AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Slow Smoked Barbecue Option Opens Thursday with Three-Day Grand Opening Party
September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // BEAVERTON, Ore. - Todd Saperstein grew up in Gresham and moved to Beaverton over 20 years ago. After working in the mortgage industry, Saperstein wanted to be his own boss leading him to open the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in the Portland area. On Thursday, September 11 at 11 a.m. Beaverton's newest fast-casual option opens with a three-day grand opening celebration. The first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.
On Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. radio station 92.3 KGON will be on-site with the new location serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Franchisee Opens Second Dickey's Barbecue Pit Location In Wisconsin »

August 28, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

New Berlin Gets Slow Smokin' Barbecue Option Thursday
August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW BERLIN, Wis. - After working as a corporate trainer, Sherri Povolo always dreamed about owning her own restaurant. A year ago, Povolo's dream came true when she opened her first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Pewaukee with her son-in-law, Craig Hatfield. On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., the family will open their second location in New Berlin. The new location is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.
"I had always wanted to own my own restaurant -- not many people have the opportunity to live their dream," said multi-unit franchise owner, Sherri Povolo. "I can now say I've doubled my dream with this second restaurant and I know the community of New Berlin will love the food...

Texan Brings A Piece Of The Lone Star State To Tri-Cities With Dickey’s Barbecue Pit »

August 26, 2014 at 8:08AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Kennewick Location Opens with Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration
August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Kennewick, WA - Dan Pelfrey grew up eating barbecue in Texas and on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., he'll bring a little bit of Texas to the Tri-Cities when he opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Kennewick. To celebrate, he's throwing a three-day grand opening celebration. Tri-Cities will have more authentic barbecue when Pelfrey opens two more locations in Pasco and Richland by 2016.
"Being a Texan, I wanted to bring authentic Texas barbecue to the area," said first time owner, Dan Pelfrey. "The brand is loved in other Washington markets and it'll do great in here too. There's a lot of tradition here in Tri-Cities and I'm excited to start a new tradition of authentic Texas-style barbecue...

Siblings Introduce Pit Smoked Meats To Lawrence With First Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

August 26, 2014 at 6:30AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Celebration Includes Big Barbecue Giveaways and $2 Pulled Pork Sandwiches
August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lawrence, NY - Lawrence will get a taste of Texas barbecue when siblings, Louis Sigue and Carline Jefferson open a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. To celebrate their business partnership, they will throw a three-day grand opening celebration. To kick-off the opening, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday, radio station 99.5 PLJ is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year. Saturday, the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways...

College Sweethearts Open Second Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Shreveport »

August 25, 2014 at 11:09AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Grand Opening Offers $2 Sandwiches and Big Barbecue Giveaways
August 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Shreveport, LA - Catherine and Matthew Long met at Louisiana Tech University and moved to Dallas shortly after college. They fell in love with Dickey's Barbecue, but were transferred to the Shreveport Bossier area in 2008. On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., the couple will open their second Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in Shreveport with a three-day grand opening celebration. The first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
"I'm a Dallas native and I've always loved Dickey's Barbecue, so it was the perfect choice when we were looking for the right franchise," said multi-unit franchise owner, Catherine Long. "Our first restaurant has done really well here because it's a great product with a family-friendly atmosphere...

Restaurant Leader Takes On Barbecue With New Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Fletcher »

August 25, 2014 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Grand Opening in Fletcher Includes Three Chances to Win Free Barbecue
August 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // FLETCHER, N.C. - As the former senior vice president for Huddle House, Mike Wiemers knows about operating restaurants. On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., Wiemers will take on barbecue when he opens his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fletcher. To celebrate his newest endeavor, he is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration.
"I was looking for a strong and growing brand with excellent quality food. We have the best barbecue I have ever tasted. I loved it so much I wanted to open my own Dickey's near my home," said first time franchisee, Mike Wiemers. "Fletcher is a great town and I'm excited about serving great barbecue and meeting new guests...

Franchise Experts Grow Business With Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Cowtown »

August 25, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Newest Fort Worth Location Celebrates with Barbecue Extravaganza
August 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, Texas - On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., Fort Worth will get a new barbecue restaurant when Sam and Yasmin Poonawala open their first Dickey's Barbecue Pit. In celebration of their newest franchise, the Poonawalas will throw a three-day grand opening celebration where the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday includes all day Dickey's Barbecue merchandise giveaways. On Saturday, country station 99.5 The Wolf is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can feed their barbecue cravings with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Mr. Dickey Stops By For Guest Appreciation Event At Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Aurora »

August 20, 2014 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Aurora, CO - On Friday, August 22 Dickey's Barbecue's lead chef and chairman, Roland Dickey, Sr. is celebrating barbecue lovers in Aurora with a Guest Appreciation Event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aurora location. Guests will get a chance to beef up their barbecue skills just in time for Labor Day when Mr. Dickey gives out 100 free autographed copies of his cookbook, Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook.
"I love an opportunity to meet our guests across the country," said chairman, Roland Dickey, Sr. "Sharing our recipes with guests and their families is something I look forward to at all of our customer events."
Guests can stop by for country music when radio station 98.5 KYGO is on-site from 11 a...

Army Engineer And Brisket Lover Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Hometown »

August 20, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Celebration Includes Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways and $2 Sandwiches
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Huntsville, AL - Larry Hoffmeister discovered Dickey's Barbecue Pit's slow smoked brisket during business trips to Texas and it immediately became a favorite. On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Hoffmeister will bring his favorite barbecue joint, Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Huntsville. To kick-off the new location, Dickey's is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration.
Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, guests can stop by for $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and country music when radio station 102.1 WDRM is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Big Barbecue Giveaways In Commerce With New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit »

August 20, 2014 at 6:30AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Commerce, TX - On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Commerce will get a fast casual barbecue option when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens near Texas A&M University – Commerce. The new Commerce location will open with a three-day grand opening celebration and the first 50 dine-in customers will receive a gift card worth up to $50.
On Friday, guests can stop by for Dickey's Barbecue gear when the store offers all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday, country station 93.5 The Coyote is on-site from noon to 2 p.m. when the new location will serve $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.
"We believe the Dickey's Barbecue brand will be a great fit in Commerce, especially with Texas A&M Commerce so close," said multi-unit franchise owner, Joseph Vongsombath...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit In Hometown »

August 20, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Huntsville, AL - Larry Hoffmeister discovered Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s slow smoked brisket during business trips to Texas and it immediately became a favorite. On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Hoffmeister will bring his favorite barbecue joint, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Huntsville. To kick-off the new location, Dickey’s is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration.
Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, guests can stop by for $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and country music when radio station 102.1 WDRM is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Mr. Dickey Visits Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Overland Park For Customer Event »

August 12, 2014 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Event Includes Merchandise Giveaways and the Chance to Win Free Barbecue for a Year
August 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, KS - Roland Dickey, Sr. barbecue expert and chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Pit is stopping by Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Overland Park on Friday, August 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Customer Appreciation Event. Mr. Dickey will give out 100 free autographed copies of his new cookbook, Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook just in time for Labor Day parties.
"I take great pleasure in meeting our local guests and visiting our dedicated franchisees in their restaurants," said chairman, Roland Dickey, Sr. "We're thrilled the Kansas City area has been so welcoming to Dickey's Barbecue and excited about our future expansion...

Andy Abbajay Joins Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants As First Chief Operations Officer »

August 01, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Nation's Largest Barbecue Chain Brand Adds Leadership Roll to Enhance Growth Efforts
August 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain, today announced Andy Abbajay as the new chief operations officer. Employing multiple touch points, additional support layers and a collaborative leadership style, Abbajay will lead the brand as it closes in on its 500th restaurant opening and the brand's eventual international expansion.
"Andy joins us with a proven track record of creative problem solving and will be instrumental in leveraging best in class operation procedures for our growing system," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc...

Franchise Owner Opens Third Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Frisco »

July 29, 2014 at 9:47AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Newest Texas Location Hosts Barbecue Celebration including Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Frisco, TX - On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Frisco residents will get a new fast-casual dining option when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens. The newest Dallas-Fort Worth location neighbors Frisco's Fieldhouse USA, an indoor sports facility. To celebrate, the new location will throw a three-day grand opening event. The first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday, the party continues with radio station 99.5 The Wolf, who will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Germantown Celebrates Customer Appreciation Event Thursday »

July 28, 2014 at 12:53PM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Customer Appreciation Event includes three chances to win free barbecue for a year
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Germantown, MD - On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Germantown will reopen under new ownership. The new owner, Jim Hickin is an experienced Dickey's Barbecue Pit team member whose past experience includes roles as general manager of the Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Cortland, New York which he now owns.
"I'm excited to reopen Dickey's Barbecue Pit and give the people of Germantown the great barbecue and quality service we're known for," said multi-unit owner, Jim Hickin. "I've loved working for Dickey's and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to fulfill my dream of owning multiple Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations...

Dickey's Barbecue Gets Back To Roots With First Multimedia Brand Campaign »

July 25, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Nation's Largest Barbecue Brand Invites Guests to Speak the Language of Barbecue
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain, launched its first multimedia brand advertising campaign with the new company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." The new campaign effectively uses both music and visuals to leverage the craftsmanship and heritage associated with the brand.
"I'm so proud of our new campaign and believe we've created a message that really differentiates who we are as a brand," said Christie Finley, chief brand officer for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "In today's fast-paced environment, I believe our guests are going to connect with our back to basics approach that shows our commitment to quality and recipes that have been handed down for generations...

New Career Path Leads Men To Barbecue With Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

July 23, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Newest Michigan Location Kicks Off with Three-Day Grand Opening Event
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Ferndale, MI - The Detroit mortgage market slowed down in the summer of 2013 and shortly after JP Morgan Chase shut down their lending office where Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were mortgage underwriters. Irvine and Southerland had always wanted to own their own business and on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m., the new business partners will open Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Ferndale. To celebrate their new career path, the new restaurant is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration
"We would eat at Dickey's Barbecue in Troy all the time with co-workers from Chase and really enjoyed the food," said first time franchise owner, Jason Irvine...

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