New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Gulfport Hosts 3-Day Opening Celebration

Roland Dickey Gives Away 100 Free Signed Cookbooks

GULFPORT, Miss. - March 30, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Gulfport is throwing a three-day celebration from Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5 with a special appearance on Saturday by Roland Dickey, chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey will be stopping by the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Gulfport to give away copies of his book, "Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook."

"We are so proud to welcome Mr. Dickey to our newest location in Gulfport," said local franchise owner and 22 year Air Force veteran John Lockett. "We have already seen overwhelming support from the local community and look forward to a big party to celebrate."

On Thursday, April 3 at 11:00a.m., the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Gulfport will give the first 50 guests a gift card for up to $50. On Saturday, come on in for Dickey's Barbecue merchandise giveaways. Saturday, radio personality Momma from Kicker 108will be on-site from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m and this location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. During the event Mr. Dickey will be signing and giving away 100 free copies of his new cookbook.

"There's a real desire for outstanding slow-smoked, quick-served barbecue on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Lockett. "I'm happy to be the one serving this community great barbecue."

Lockett also owns the Dickey's Barbecue Pit in D'Iberville. The new Dickey's Barbecue in Gulfport is located at Highway 49 at Dedeaux Road next to Hobby Lobby and the store phone number is 228.539.0031. For more information check out the local Facebook page for Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Gulfport.

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 onsite in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 380 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world's largest barbecue franchise. This year Technomic 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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