WOODVILLE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Look out Florida--Dickey's Barbecue Pit is heading to Woodville, the "bedroom" rural community of Tallahassee. Debra H. and John A. Lewis are ready to begin their new venture with Dickey's Barbecue.
"We wanted to bring to our own community a restaurant that would be what we good old southern folks eat, at an affordable price, and would complement what is already offered here," said franchise owner Debra H. Lewis.
Debra and Lewis were both born in Tallahassee and are lifelong residents of Leon County. Debra was raised on a plantation and John was raised on a farm. They are deeply rooted in the area and have large families surrounding them. Besides their two sons, Jeremy and Jesse, they both have large extended families in the area.
John is the owner of Lewis Land Clearing, Inc. which has been in business for 30 years. Debra is the owner of Lewiswood Center and Storage, LLC and has been in business for 18 years.
"If we could have designed a restaurant that would be the perfect fit for our community and us, it would have looked just like Dickeys," said Lewis. "We loved the concept of serving really good food, really quickly, at a price our community can afford. We loved the simplicity of the menu, we loved that it's served in a fast casual manner."
This new location will be located at 8159-8161 Woodville Highway.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened its first location in Dallas in 1941. Dickey's began franchising in 1994 and has continued to grow across the country. Dickey's currently has more than 200 locations in 36 states nationwide.
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. Kids eat free every day at all participating Dickey's locations until February 29th. 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 36 states and more than 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.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue