LAYTON, Utah - March 26, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Over the past few months, Dickey’s Barbecue multi-unit franchise owner John Thomson has taken over Utah and made Dickey’s a household name. Thomson will be celebrating a grand opening event on Friday, March 29 at his Layton location with the chairman of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., Roland Dickey, Sr., kicking off the event with free giveaways.
“Dickey’s family atmosphere and authentic great tasting food has already proven to be very popular around the state,” said Thomson. “Having Mr. Dickey come out to celebrate with us is a huge honor and the community is extremely excited to meet the famous Texas barbecue pit master.”
At Friday’s event, Dickey’s will be serving $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mr. Dickey will be on-site giving away 50 copies of his new cookbook, “Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook,” which features mouthwatering family recipes and colorful anecdotes.
“We’ve had remarkable growth in Utah,” said Roland Dickey, Jr. President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue. “John is a very passionate and determined entrepreneur who respects the brand and we’re proud to have him as part of the Dickey’s family.”
This new location is at 2056 N. Hill Field Rd. and the store phone number is 801-825-1059. Dickey’s offers tender beef brisket that is smoked to perfection every night. Dickey’s has everything from fried okra to mac & cheese, so there truly is something for everyone.
Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 71 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 300 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year Technomic named Dickey’s “Fastest-growing restaurant in the country” 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.