Dickey's Barbecue Pit Plans Airport Expansion

Family-Owned Restaurant Seeks to Build Presence in Terminals Across the Country

DALLAS, June 16, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit lays initial plans to bring the family-owned and operated business to terminals across the country.

"The current locations in the DFW Airport allow Dickey's Barbecue Pit a platform to welcome travelers to Texas with Texas-style barbecue and we are looking to expand these efforts. We embrace this initial interaction of welcoming travelers home on a personal level with customers coming from around the world. As our franchise expands from coast to coast, it's important for us to reach out, whether through our home style sides or a friendly smile," President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. said.

The support surrounding the plans for expansion in airport terminals has received national acclaim, most notably with USA Today's Road Warriors panel naming Dickey's Barbecue Pit as a favorite Airport Recommendation among the dining options in Dallas.

"We strive to make a difference in each community through philanthropy and barbecue sauce, with the intention of expanding beyond the two local terminal locations. This is our jumping off point for expansion in airport terminals nationwide and it fits that we start in Dallas, where Dickey's began 70 years ago," Dickey said.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit encourages community involvement, while also serving up 9 different hickory-smoked meats that are slow cooked every night at each franchise location.

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

There are 147 locations in 33 states.

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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