Colorado Mountain Retreat Goes Texas-Style with Grand Opening of Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Three-Day Grand Opening Includes $2 Sandwiches & Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways

August 20, 2015 // // DILLON, Colo. - Franchise owner John Thomson opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the nation's largest barbecue chain, with a three-day grand opening celebration beginning Thursday, August 20 in Dillon. The barbecue bash includes barbecue deals, merchandise giveaways and three chances for a lucky guest to win free barbecue for a year.

"We are excited to further expand the Dickey's brand across the state of Colorado," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "The Dickey's Barbecue family congratulates John on yet another opening of a Dickey's store."

The three-day grand opening includes:

  • Thursday, August 20 kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.
  • Friday, August 21, guests can grab Dickey's Barbecue goodies with all day merchandise giveaways.
  • Saturday August 22, radio station 101.7 KSKE will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. and the new store will serve barbecue specials including $2 pulled pork sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.

John Thomson's passion for Dickey's Barbecue Pit has made him a successful owner/operator for the Texas-style barbecue chain. His territory spans from Colorado to Utah, bringing slow smoked barbecue to the far west. "Joining the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family has changed my life," John says. "I enjoy nothing better than bringing Texas-style barbecue to the Rockies, so that everyone here can experience that slow smoked flavor."

The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Dillon is located at 324 Dillon Ridge Way, Dillon, CO 80435. Their phone number is 970-468-4947.

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 500 locations in 43 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


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