EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - May 21, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Eau Claire is celebrating 2 years of serving the Eau Claire community slow smoked Texas barbecue by bringing back a legend. Green Bay Packer football Hall of Famer, Lynn Dickey, will kick off the event with an autograph signing and in-store specials on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
"I had a great visit to Eau Claire last year and I can't wait to see the Packer faithful again there soon," said famed Packer quarterback Lynn Dickey. "I know a thing or two about barbecue and I can tell you that Dickey's Barbecue Pit is among the best."
On Saturday, Dickey’s Barbecue in Eau Claire will be serving $2 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue Sandwiches at their 311 E. Clairemont Avenue location from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Packers Hall of Famer will be signing autographs in the restaurant and taking pictures with fans. Customers are encouraged to bring their own items but can also purchase color photos for three dollars.
"We had great enthusiasm in the community last year when Lynn kicked off our first year anniversary party -- It was an easy decision to invite him back,” said Dan Pekol, Dickey’s Barbecue Eau Claire owner. "Lynn is a perfect candidate to assist with our celebration. Not only does he share the 'Dickey' name, but his values of being family-oriented, honest, and humble, align with our values at Dickey's Barbecue Pit."
Dickey’s Barbecue in Eau Claire opened in 2011 and was the first Wisconsin location. Wisconsin now has six locations and two more set to open later this year.
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.