Louisville Welcomes Dickey's Barbecue Pit

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 19, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. has reached an agreement to bring the restaurant chain to Louisville, KY., under the ownership of Joe Roberts.

″Dickey's Barbecue is simply the best. I have been eating there for years in Texas and am excited for the opportunity to bring it to my hometown of Louisville,″ said Roberts, who will own and operate the new location.

This will be the second Dickey's location in Kentucky and the first for Louisville.

″I'm excited about opening my own restaurant and one that I believe in, from the brand to the business to the people behind it, it's an honor to be a part of the Dickey's family,″ said Roberts.

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

″We are excited about expanding in Kentucky and the people of Louisville,″ said Roland Dickey Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. ″This is a great time to be a part of the Dickey's brand.″

There are 174 locations in 35 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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