RENO, Nev., May 24, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dean and Melissa Siracusa, local residents of Reno, gear up to open two new Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations this summer, expanding the family-owned and operated business in the Reno community.
"I'm very excited to open two more Dickey's Barbecue Pit locations. We serve good barbecue and the community obviously enjoys it," said Dean Siracusa, the owner and operator of the existing Reno location.
The new locations will be located at 194 Lemmon Dr. and in the Mcqueen shopping center.
"After living in Reno for nearly 20 years, I can attest to the city's need for good, pit-smoked barbecue and Dickey's is it," said Siracusa.
Kids eat free every Sunday, encouraging the whole family to enjoy the hickory-smoked signature meats, home-style sides and complimentary ice cream at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.
"We are so thrilled Dean and Melissa will open two new locations in Reno. The success of the initial location drives our confidence in these two and we appreciate the great community of Reno for supporting Texas-style barbecue," President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "Dickey's strives to be a part of the local community with philanthropy and barbecue sauce."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit encourages community involvement at all 147 locations in 33 states, while also serving up 9 different hickory-smoked meats that are slow cooked every night at every franchise location.
"We are offering people around the country a chance to become their own boss without the initial financial scare. In turn, new locations are able to employ people who would otherwise still be looking for jobs," Dickey said.
The preparation prior to opening a Dickey's franchise is extensive, ensuring that owner/operators are thoroughly prepared to hit the ground running.
"We have so many new owner/operators who are investing with us. With this economy, we are glad people trust us for success and we certainly don't take that for granted," Dickey said.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. plans to open 70 more franchise locations in 2011, putting its year-end target at 200.
The original Dallas location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue Pit is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
More information on Dickey's Barbecue Pit is available at www.dickeys.com.
Franchising information is available at 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue