Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opens This Weekend in Illinois
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opens This Weekend in Illinois

America's Fastest Growing Barbecue Chain Opens in Wheaton

WHEATON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit franchise owner Dan Sommerfeld will open his doors this weekend and welcome a hungry crowd. His location is at 206 Danada Square.

"There's nothing like Dickey's in this area. Its quality quick-serve barbecue at an affordable price," said the local franchisee Dan Sommerfeld. "I can't wait for the community to come out and see what Dickey's Barbecue is all about."

This is the first Dickey's franchise opportunity for Sommerfeld and the second for Illinois.

"We are excited to open the doors to Dickey's Barbecue in Wheaton. It's a great community and I look forward to interacting with the customers on a daily basis," said Sommerfeld.

Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Since then Dickey's has experienced a rapid growth rate this year and is scheduled to have 200 locations by the end of 2011.

"We are excited about this opportunity in Wheaton and trust Dan Sommerfeld will make this another fantastic location. It's a new market for hickory-smoked barbecue and we look forward to expanding our presence in the community," said Roland Dickey, Jr., President of DBRI.

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.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

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.

Media Contact:
Kate Morganelli

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Pit



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