Gallup Will Open Second Dickey's Barbecue Pit for New Mexico

America's Fastest-Growing Barbecue Chain Grows Presence in Southwest

GALLUP, N.M., Sept. 13, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- After becoming acquainted with barbecue while working in Texas, Orlin and Gene Skyberg made the decision to open their own Dickey's Barbecue restaurant in Gallup, New Mexico.

"I was born and raised near the Gallup area, but left for college. Since Gallup services all the surrounding communities, my husband and I always thought it was a no-brainer that any restaurant would be successful. We wanted to give the people another option -- delicious barbecue," said Orlin Skyberg, who will own and operate the location with her husband, Gene.

This will be the second Dickey's location in New Mexico.

"We were interested in opening a barbecue joint of some sort. Since we already enjoyed Dickey's food, we did some research on the company and decided that we couldn't go wrong by joining them. Their employees' expertise, enthusiasm, ethics and their overall success simply won us over," said Orlin.

The restaurant remains anchored in Texas, where the first location opened in 1941.

"We are excited about expanding in New Mexico. It's a unique market and we look forward to building the brand's presence in the area," said Roland Dickey, Jr., President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

There are 171 locations in 38 states, and holds a 46 percent growth rate with a goal of 200 stores by the year's end.

Dickey's Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce.

For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.

Media Contact Amy Vercher 972.248.9899 avercher@dickeys.com

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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