JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 22, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey's Jacksonville will be holding its grand opening party on Friday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Texas Barbecue King, Roland Dickey, Sr., chairman of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. and author of Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook, will be in attendance at the event where guests will enjoy $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches, free giveaways and hear all of his entertaining anecdotes.
“Mr. Dickey is the man behind the brand,” said local owner David Lowe. “It’s an honor to have him at our grand opening event. I know our community will enjoy his big personality and passion for BBQ.”
At the event, Mr. Dickey will give the first 50 guests a free signed copy of his cookbook, “Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook,” which showcases more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, including many Dickey family recipes and personal photographs. There will also be a raffle for free barbecue for an entire year, three winners will be chosen.
“Dickey’s Barbecue has a long history of offering authentic pit smoked barbecue and we are so proud to be a part of it,” said Lowe. “We put our best effort forward to ensure it’s the best barbecue in Jacksonville.”
Join David and Mr. Dickey at this smokin’ celebration located at 9825 San Jose Blvd., in Mandarin’s Outback Plaza. The restaurant phone number is 904-830-4554.
Dickey’s Jacksonville is a proud supporter of the championship indoor football team, the Jacksonville Sharks.
Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 70 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 280 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year Nation’s Restaurant News named Dickey’s “Top Five Growth Chains” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey’s or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.