Dickey's First Smokin' Location to Open in West Virginia

World's Largest Barbecue Signs Franchise Agreement

BECKLEY, W. Va., April 12, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit is steering growth to West Virginia. The world's largest barbecue chain added another state to its growing list of new franchises by signing on Preston and Stephanie Reeves as its newest owners.

"Dickey's is excited to be opening it's pioneer store with the Reeves in West Virginia," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We believe this will be our first of many new locations to come to the state."

The Reeves are both native West Virginians, only leaving during Preston's stint in the United States Air Force. Stephanie brings over 15 years of management experience and Preston has worked for the United States Postal Service for the last 18 years. The high school sweethearts are currently looking for a smokin' site for their new barbecue restaurant.

"We loved the Dickey's unique concept and commitment to family tradition and quality food," said franchise owner Stephanie Reeves. "We are proud to be part of the Dickey's family and can't wait to bring great tasting barbecue at a great price to southern West Virginia."

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 220 locations. West Virginia is the 40th state for the nationally recognized fast-casual barbecue chain. With every new restaurant, the company creates additional jobs for landlords, brokers, construction companies, and of course makes an impact on the city it serves.

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. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is located in 40 states and over 220 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:

Jami Zimmerman

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue



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