Dickey's Barbecue Finds A Home In Valparaiso

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Signs Lease in Indiana

VALPARAISO, Ind., July 21, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Dickey's Barbecue welcomes new franchise owner Gary Midkiff to the team. Midkiff just signed a lease for his new location in Valparaiso and is excited to begin construction.

"Valparaiso is growing by leaps and bounds, it has great people and plenty of places to shop and now it will have Texas style barbecue," said Midkiff. "We look forward to providing the best slow smoked barbecue and event catering for the community."

Prior to owning a Dickey's, Midkiff spent four years in the Air Force and retired in 1999 after twenty five years as a Police Officer for Lake County, Indiana. After retiring Midkiff worked as the Systems Administrator for the Lake County Sheriff's Department and for the last five years he has been working as a security officer at Munster Community Hospital. Midkiff lives with his wife Linda in the Hobart area.

"Dickey's provides an intense training program and great operational support," said Midkiff. "They provided everything I will need to run a successful business."

This new location is at 2310 Laporte Ave. and the store phone number is 219-246-2159.

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. Family packs come with a choice of two meats, three medium sides, six rolls and Dickey's famous barbecue sauce.

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 43 states and over 240 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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