DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- People came out in record attendance at Dickey's original location at 4610 N. Central Expressway in Dallas, TX. They came out in the chilly autumn weather to support and celebrate 70 years of Dickey's slow smoked signature meats and tasty barbecue.
Dallas residents and guests flocked in numbers to partake in the many festivities which included: $1 pulled pork sandwiches and $1 drinks, trivia, caricatures, face painting, barbecue eating contest and music by Troubadour TX and Black Top Gypsy!
Congratulations to the first place winner of the Dickey's National Barbecue Eating Contest, champion Eric "Silo" Dahl! The over-zealous barbecue loving participant from Minneapolis, MN devoured 12.5 of Dickey's Southern pulled pork big barbecue sandwiches in a remarkable 6 minutes, winning the grand prize of $500! The 2nd and 3rd place winners, Randy Santel from Overland Park, KS, polished off 10 sandwiches, while Dax Swanson from Pleasanton, CA, savored 6 slow-smoked pulled-pork sandwiches.
There are 177 locations in more than 35 states. For more information on Dickey's Barbecue Pit or to find a location near you please visit www.dickeys.com. For franchising information, please call 866-340-6188.
Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the fastest growing barbecue chain in the country. Beginning with an aggressive growth strategy and proven business model, and since implementing its proprietary five revenue streams for business growth, Dickey's is on track to become the largest barbecue chain in the country by the end of 2011. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants can be found in more than 35 states and 177 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com . Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue