Dickey's Barbecue Has Smokin' New Owner In Moline

Former General Manager Becomes New Owner

MOLINE, Ill., May 5, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Moline has a new owner who is no stranger to great barbecue. The world's largest barbecue franchise announced today that Bill Jensen, who was formerly the general manager of the Moline location, is now the new owner. Jensen has hit the ground running.

"Catering has really taken off this month," said new owner, Jensen. "The community has been great – it's been nice that so many of our customers already know us and are very excited we are the new owners."

Dickey's Barbecue opened its Moline location in May 2011. It's located at 3419 Avenue of the Cities. The store phone number is 309-797-1100. Dickey's is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

"Bill will be a tremendous owner and a real asset to the Dickey's team," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickeys Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We are all thrilled that the Moline location is doing so well."

Since 1941, the world's largest barbecue franchise has offered free kids meals every Sunday and affordable family packs designed to bring the whole family together for dinner. 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.

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 42 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 Pit




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