Maine Is Getting A Second Dickey's Barbecue

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Opens Newest Location in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine, May 7, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue is ready to serve foot stompin', knee slappin' barbecue in Augusta. Franchise owners and barbecue fanatics, Lee and Belinda Kerr, are opening their new store on May 10 and giving the first 100 customers a free pulled pork big barbecue sandwich.

"We are extremely excited to open our newest location," said franchise owner Lee Kerr. "Dickey's offers a family-friendly atmosphere and is unlike any other fast casual chain out there."

Lee Kerr has 30 years of experience in retail and restaurant marketing. The couple will be dividing up the responsibilities of running their new location. Lee will work nights and weekends as a shift leader and his wife Belinda serve as the manager. With their multi-unit agreement, the couple plans on opening three to five stores over the next few years.

The new location is located at 23 Bangor Street. The store phone number is 207.213.1039.

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 in 42 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

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 Also visit our corporate Facebook page at Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.

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SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue




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