Rockwall Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Hold Customer Appreciation Day This Friday

The Country's Fastest Growing Barbecue Chain Celebrates Customers, New Ownership

ROCKWALL, Texas, Feb. 10, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit's Rockwall location will hold their Customer Appreciation event Friday February 11th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can enjoy the sandwiches and all festivities until 2 p.m.

The store, located at 2951 Ridge Road, STE 119 in Rockwall, was corporate-owned until late 2010.

The change came when businessman Tim Grosse discovered the opportunity to join Dickey's and took over the North Texas location.

"People in Rockwall know great barbecue, and I am excited to take on the challenge of continuing to bring great barbecue to this community," New Franchise Owner Tim Grosse said. "Since I took over as the new owner, it has been a wonderful experience-- a lot of hard work that is definitely paying off. I look forward to seeing everyone at our customer appreciation event and thanking everyone for their continued support."

Grosse said he decided to take over the Rockwall location because he thought it would be a great business opportunity.

"You cannot find better people to work with than those at Dickey's and they have been there hand in hand with me since the very beginning," he said, smiling.

This seems to be the sentiment of all Dickey's owner/operators.

"We care deeply about the success of our owners," Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. President Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "Tim has been a wonderful addition to our business family and we know he will be successful. Rockwall is a welcoming community and a great place to do business."

Dickey's is growing at a rapid pace with 140 locations and 60 more are in development across the country in 2011.

The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX.

The original location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.

Committed to exceptional quality at a great value, Dickey's Barbecue is unlike anything in the area, according to Grosse.

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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