Marine Veteran Returns Home to Open Dickey's Barbecue Pit with Wife in Sanger

Grand Opening Kicks off with Three-day Celebration and Giveaways

July 15, 2014 // // Sanger, TX - Tracy Norris is a United States Marine Corps veteran who spent the past six years overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan working as a contractor for the Department of Defense before returning home to his wife, Katrina. On Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m., the Norris's will open their first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Sanger. The newest Dallas-Fort Worth area location is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.

"We were both looking to start a new chapter together and we decided to fulfill our dream of owning our own business," said first time franchise owner, Tracy Norris. "Once we started looking into franchise opportunities Dickey's stood out because it's family owned and operated --plus it helped that we are huge fans."

On Friday, country station 96.3 KSCS will be on-site from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and this location will be 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. Saturday, customers can stop by for all day merchandise giveaways.

Following a dispute with their general contractor, the Norris's were in a predicament until the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association of more than 20 veterans from all over the Denton and Dallas area assisted in finishing out the store.

The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Sanger is located at 600 South Stemmons Freeway and the store phone number is 940.458.2853. Keep up with this new location on Facebook.

About Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 73 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 400 locations in 40 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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