Dickey's Barbecue Pit Reopens After Devastating Fire

Dickey's Franchise Owner is Thankful for the Support he Received from the Flower Mound Community

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Feb. 9, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- After a devastating fire, Dickey's Barbecue Pit has re-opened in Flower Mound.

"The fire was emotionally devastating for me and my family. I didn't think I was going to be able to recover," said Mo Afzal, the owner of this location and four other Dickey's locations.

The fire broke out on an early Tuesday morning in September. The fire destroyed the kitchen and the dining room had major smoke damage. Fire crews from Lewisville and Highland Village assisted Flower Mound Fire Department with the blaze. According to Afzal, the fire was started by an electrical short in the ice machine. No one was injured in this fire.

"The support and love from our community was phenomenal. I have the deepest respect for the city of Flower Mound, our local chamber of commerce, our local churches and our customers. Everyone wanted to show support and help us through this horrific event," said Afzal. "I couldn't have gotten through this without all their help."

This store is now open and serving authentic barbecue. It is located at 3320 Long Prairie Road. The store phone number is 972-691-0197. Dickey's is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

"We are all so happy that this location is open again. The Flower Mound community really showed their support during this whole process and I am truly grateful for that," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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

Dickey's Barbecue was founded in 1941 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
972.248.9899
kmorganelli@dickeys.com

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue

 

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