Dickey's Barbecue Pit Hosts Barbecue Eating Contest in California

Pleasanton Hosts National Eating Contest at Country's Fastest Growing Barbecue Chain

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue sets out to launch the national barbecue eating contest for the west coast region in Pleasanton, California on Saturday, September 24.

″Dickey's Barbecue is expanding rapidly in California so it makes sense for us to bring our west coast semi-finals to our Pleasanton location,″ said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

The competition begins at 1 p.m. and the contestant who eats the most pulled pork sandwiches in six minutes will win a trip to Dallas to compete in the National Dickey's Barbecue Eating Contest at the original Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

″We are excited to celebrate 70 years in the barbecue business and want to make sure Dickey's celebrates with the communities across the country that have supported us over the years,″ said Dickey. ″I can't wait to watch the finals and congratulate the national winner personally.″

Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to go by the Dickey's location in Pleasanton at 6654 Koll Center Parkway to sign up prior to September 24.

Throughout September, Dickey's will host five Barbecue Eating competitions across the country and then send each first place winner to Dallas for the national competition on October 18, Dickey's Barbecue Pit's 70th anniversary.

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 172 locations in 39 states.

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

Franchising information is available at 866-340-6188.

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

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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