GRAMLING, S.C., June 7, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- America's fastest growing barbecue restaurant, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, will donate food to a local golf tournament on Saturday, June 11, benefitting the family of John Nimmons, who lost his life to pancreatic cancer.
"I wanted to reach out to the family and support the community's valiant efforts in helping support the family of John Nimmons," said Todd Brents, the Gramling franchisee.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit will be donating food to the tournament at Village Greens Golf Course.
"Hopefully this will raise a strong donation to help support the family," Brents said.
The tournament begins at 1 p.m. on June 11 and will help provide for his wife, Malee and 3 year-old son Oscar.
Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit asks all Dickey's Owner/ operators to find ways to be good stewards in their surrounding communities.
"Todd Brents is giving back to the Gramling 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 147 locations in 33 states.
Even today, Dickey's still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue