Brentwood Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Hold Grand Opening Thursday

The Country's Fastest Growing Barbecue Chain Makes Its Mark in Missouri

BRENTWOOD, Mo., Feb. 23, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit's Brentwood location will hold their Grand Opening event Thursday, February 24th, 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 also enter to win free barbecue for a year, according to officials.

Three winners will walk away with the big prize.

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

Its latest addition is at 1912 S. Brentwood Blvd in Brentwood.

"The Brentwood location is the 4th Dickey's location in the St. Louis, Missouri area," St. Louis Area Developer Doug Gruder said.

The location is co-owned by Gruder as well as his partner Darrell Long.

"Since we have been open, it has been a wonderful experience -- a lot of hard work that is definitely paying off. I look forward to seeing everyone at the grand opening and officially marking our place here," Long said.

Long said he decided to open a location in Brentwood 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," Long said.

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. "Gruder has been with the company developing the St. Louis area for five years now, and we are excited to open this location with him as well as Long."

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.

Other locations in the area are Olivette, Ballwin, and Valley Park, Missouri.

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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