Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Serves Up Pit-Smoked Barbecue to Rock Island

Nation’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Opens New Illinois Location

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - November 16, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - On Thursday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. the new Dickey’s Barbecue in Rock Island will open its doors and the first 50 dine-in customers who purchase an item on that day will receive a gift card fully loaded with up to $50 to Dickey’s Barbecue.

"I am looking forward to serving great Texas barbecue to the Rock Island community," said franchise owner Bradley Emmert. "We offer a family friendly atmosphere, free ice cream and kids eat free on Sundays – I know it will be a big hit."

The party continues Friday with merchandise giveaways including t-shirts, koozies and sunglasses. On Saturday there will be $2 Pulled Pork Barbecue sandwiches and radio station 103.7 FM will be on site from noon to 2:00p.m.

Bradley Emmert and business partners Mark Shaecher and Mike Nicolas looked into franchising opportunities and loved the history and culture of Dickey’s Barbecue. They would like to open more locations in the future.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Rock Island is located at 4018 Blackhawk Road next to the Dollar General and K-Mart in Rock Valley Plaza and the store phone number is 309-283-7021. To learn more about this local Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, check out their Facebook. Click to tweet #DickeysRockIsland.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 72 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 300 locations in 40 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year both Technomic and Nation’s Restaurant News named Dickey’s "Fastest-growing restaurant in the country" and they were also named "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey’s or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.


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Danielle Boyd


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