Veteran Achieves Dream of Owning a Restaurant with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

March 26, 2015 // // Brandywine, MD - On Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m., the US Air Force Veteran, Brian Patnett, will open Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Brandywine. To celebrate, Patnett is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration that will include giving away free barbecue for a year.

“Our veteran owner operators have a proven success rate,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue. “It’s exciting to see owner operators who served our country now getting the opportunity to own their own business.”

Friday, the party kicks off when the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. The party continues on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. when radio station Hot 99.5 will be onsite and one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for a year. Partygoers can grab a bargain with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Sunday, guests can stop by for Dickey’s Barbecue for all day merchandise giveaways including sunglasses and koozies.

“I can’t wait to bring Dickey’s Barbecue to Brandywine,” said first time owner, Brian Patnett. “My location is perfect because it sits on the border of two counties who love barbecue.”

The Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Brandywine is located at 15904 Crain Highway and the number is 301.782.7099. Keep up with all the happenings at this 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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