BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 21, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit is now open in Bridgeport. Local franchise owner, Alan Cohen opened his doors on November 20.
"I was born and raised in Texas, so good barbecue has always been a part of my life," said Cohen. "I wanted to bring that to my new home in the Northeast."
Cohen was born in Dallas, Texas. Music was always a huge part of his life. Cohen used to be a jazz musician in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina, but he still plays the saxophone and watches live music whenever he can. When Cohen isn't playing music, he can be seen volunteering for various groups and local charities. Cohen is currently a member of the Chamber of Commerce in his area.
"I am looking forward to not only bringing great barbecue to Bridgeport and Trumbull, but also to support the local schools and charities in the area," said Cohen.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is on the north end of Bridgeport. It is located at 4577 Main Street in the Brookside Shopping Center near Staples and Stop and Shop, just down the road from the Westfield Mall in Trumbull and Sacred Heart University.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. Dickey's began franchising in 1994 and has grown at an exponential rate. By the end of 2011, Dickey's is projected to have 200 stores.
Dickey's Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.
Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the leader of fast-casual barbecue 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 Barbecue Restaurants can now be found in 35 states and 189 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue