Dickey's Barbecue is Heating Up in Grand Island

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Signs a Lease in Grand Island

GRAND ISLAND, Neb., March 22, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's lip smackin' barbecue is heading to Grand Island. Franchise owners Richard and Cheryl Cochran have signed a lease and are ready to begin construction.

"Grand Island is a growing community that knows good beef," said Richard Cochran. "We are excited to be introducing them to great barbecue."

Richard Cochran will own and operate this location with his wife Cheryl. Both were born in North Dakota and lived in the South for over 15 years. Prior to owning a Dickey's, Cheryl worked in the school system and Richard was the Vice President of Schwan's.

"We feel it's time people here get a chance to try a great barbecue restaurant," said Cochran. "We look forward to catering community events, weddings and business meetings."

The new location will be at 217 East Stolley Park Road, located on the south end of the fairground of Fonner Park. The couple hopes to open sometime in May.

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. 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 world's largest barbecue chain. Beginning with an aggressive growth strategy and proven business model, and since implementing its proprietary five revenue streams for business growth, Dickey's is on track to maintain its 61% growth rate in 2012. Currently, 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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