Dickey's Barbecue Pit Challenges Eric "Silo" Dahl with Nine Pounds of Food

Dahl has 44 Minutes to Consume Nine Pounds of Food

ROGERS, Minn., Jan. 10, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Eric "Silo" Dahl storms his way back into Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Rogers to win yet another title.

"Dickey's has been very hospitable in the past and I was going to be back in Minnesota for my break between college semesters so I figured it would be a great opportunity," said Dahl. "Also, no one has ever completed it so that always adds to the excitement!"

This Wednesday, January 11th around 5 p.m. at 14165 James Road, Dahl will be taking on the newest Dickey's challenge—"The Monster 44." Dahl will have to eat nine pounds of food made up of four pounds of meat, four pints of sides and four rolls in less than 44 minutes.

"I am hoping to go under 15 minutes. I did an eight pound burger, one pound of fries, and a 20oz soda in 35 minutes, but I believe Dickey's will go down a lot quicker," said Dahl.

On October 18, 2011 in honor of Dickey's 70th anniversary Dickey's Barbecue Pit held its National Barbecue Eating Contest at its first location at 4610 N. Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas. Dahl devoured 12.5 of Dickey's Southern pulled pork big barbecue sandwiches in a remarkable 6 minutes and was crowned winner.

"I am extremely excited for this challenge," said franchise owner Jason Stewart. "Nine pounds is a lot food, but it's all delicious food so I know Dahl will have no problem beating the clock. I hope the whole community comes to watch this exciting event."

All are welcome to attend this event on Wednesday, January 11th around 5 p.m. at 14165 James Road. The store phone number is 763-420-4227. For more information about Dickey's 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 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 36 states and 203 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.

Media Contact:

Kate Morganelli
+1-972-248-9899
kmorganelli@dickeys.com

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

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