Veteran Expands Barbecue Business with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Daphne

November 18, 2014 // // Daphne, AL - John Lockett retired from the United States Air Force and Mississippi Air National Guard with over 20 years as an air traffic control officer. Lockett found his next career in barbecue with Dickey's Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m., Lockett will open his third location in Daphne. To celebrate, Lockett is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration where the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.

"Dickey's provided me an opportunity to make the transition from military to business owner and I'm grateful to Mr. Dickey and his family for providing such a great product and business opportunity," said multi-unit owner, John Lockett. "I've received several calls already to see if Dickey's is open, so there seems to be a lot of anticipation for our opening -- I can't wait to put smiles on some hungry faces!"

The party continues on Friday when the Daphne location serves up $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and radio station 95 KSJ 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. On Saturday, the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways

Lockett owns Dickey's Barbecue Pits locations in D'Iberville and Gulfport. The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Daphne is located at 6882 Highway 90 Suite G2 and the phone number is 251.210.2151. Keep up with this newest location on Facebook.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 400 locations in 40 states. This year Dickey's Barbecue was recognized for the third year by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Top 10 Growth Chain" and by Technomic as the "Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country." For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866-340-6188.

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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