Army Veteran Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Starkville

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Grand Opening Includes $2 Sandwiches, Free Barbecue for a Year and Gift Card Giveaways

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Nov. 11, 2015 // PRNewswire // - The 12th Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Mississippi is slated to open this Thursday in Starkville with a three-day barbecue bash. The celebration will open with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards up to $50 and will conclude on Saturday with $2 pulled pork sandwiches. Three guests will win free barbecue for a year! To find the Dickey's Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here.

"The Dickey family welcomes Owner/Operator John Thomas into our ranks of franchisees," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Dickey's is proud to offer many benefits to our veterans, including discounted franchise fees and ongoing support."

The three-day grand opening includes:

  • Thursday, November 12 kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.
  • Friday, November 13 radio station WMXU 106.1 will be on-site from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and the new store will serve guests a barbecue bargain with $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.
  • Saturday, November 14 guests can grab Dickey's Barbecue goodies with all day merchandise giveaways.

Before going into the barbecue business, Owner/Operator John Thomas was in the United States Army for 12 years, followed by a long stint in the Army National Guard. Thomas was attracted by Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.'s franchising benefits for veterans. "Dickey's is very supportive of veterans, which I have experienced throughout this process," Thomas says. "I am excited to open my first Dickey's Barbecue Pit so close to Veterans Day."

The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Starkville is located at 100 Russell St. in the College Park Shopping Center, Starkville, MS 39759. The phone number is (662) 617-8272. Find Dickey's on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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 520 locations in 43 states. Dickey's 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.

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