Dickey's Sunset Valley Hosts Pork Swallower Challenge

World's Largest Barbecue Chain Partners With The Wounded Warrior Project For Eating Contest

AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue in Sunset Valley wants to know how many pulled pork sandwiches you can eat in 15 minutes. On April 28, the slow smoked barbecue chain is donating all proceeds from a food eating challenge to The Wounded Warrior Project. The event is scheduled at 2:00PM.

"We are thrilled to give back to such a great organization," said Chris Lottie, Owner/Operator of Dickey's Barbecue in both Austin and Sunset Valley. "Our veterans do so much for our country and we are happy to give back."

The cost to enter the contest is $25 per person. Dickey's is providing cash prizes for the top three winners who eat the most pulled pork sandwiches. The winner will receive a cash prize plus a donation in their name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

"Dickey's Barbecue supports veterans and we are thrilled to be a part of an event for The Wounded Warriors Project," said Roland Dickey, Jr. "It's great news that our Sunset Valley store is partnering with this remarkable organization that benefits the military and veterans community."

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides key rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness for those that have been severely injured during the current war on terror.

Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP offers services and programs like benefits and career counseling, advocacy initiatives and combat stress seminars to aid in the transition from hospital bed to an independent, productive life.

The event will take place at the Sunset Valley store located at Dickey's Barbecue Pit 5207 Brodie Lane. The store is located next to Doc's Backyard at the corner of Brodie and Ben White Blvd. For more information call 512.892.2283.

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.

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Jami Zimmerman

SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue



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