Dickey's Barbecue to Hold Fundraiser Benefitting Joplin Relief Efforts

Local Owner/Operator Dedicates 25 Percent of Proceeds to Tornado Relief Efforts

TULSA, Okla., May 26, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Tulsa will hold a fundraiser benefitting Red Cross Relief tornado relief efforts in Joplin on Sunday, May 29.

"I have family in the area, as I'm sure many in Tulsa do and it's important that we support Joplin in the wake of this devastation," said Mark Woeppel, the franchise owner and operator.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is located at 6044 S. Yale, Tulsa, in the Kings Pointe Shopping Center at the northwest corner of 61st and South Yale.

"Hopefully this will not only raise a strong donation, but bring awareness to an area that needs our attention," Woeppel said.

Kids eat free every Sunday and there will be complimentary ice cream and pickles for all customers and 25 percent of proceeds on May 29 will go to the relief efforts in Joplin. Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit asks all Dickey's Owner/ operators to find ways to be good stewards in their surrounding communities.

"Mark is giving back to his surrounding community in a big way and we are proud to provide him with an appropriate platform through Dickey's Barbecue," Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. CEO Roland Dickey said. "We want our owner/operators to take the value of community stewardship along with the barbecue to their neighbors and friends."

  • The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX and is still open for business.
  • Dickey's Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
  • Dickey's only began franchising in 1994, now there are over 146 locations in 33 states.
  • Even today, Dickey's still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.

For more information about Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com.

Media Contact:
Amy Vercher
972-248-9899
avercher@dickeys.com

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Pit

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