Dickey's Barbecue Pit Plans to Open in Athens

Authentic Barbecue Comes to Georgia

ATHENS, Georgia, Feb. 7, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Sassy Tumblin and her husband Trippy are taking on another Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Georgia.

"We own the Dickey's in Watkinsville and felt it was a great time to expand," said Sassy Tumblin.

The couple's new location will be at 810 Hawthorne Avenue, the store phone number is 706-850-7561. Right across the street from this new location is the YMCA and the new Medical College of Georgia is just down the road. According to Tumblin, the store will open around the end of February or beginning of March.

The couple also owns and operates CiCi's Pizza in Athens. They have been with the company since 2000 and owners of the Atlanta Highway location since 2007.

Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is well-known for their hot pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream and the big yellow cups. The quick-serve barbecue chain has grown exponentially over the years. Dickey's currently has over 200 locations in 36 states nationwide.

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 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 over 200 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

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue



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