CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - October 13, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - On Thursday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. Dickey's Barbecue in Corpus Christi will be open for business. The first 50 dine-in customers will receive a Dickey's gift card for up to $50 to kick-off the opening party.
"I'm very excited to introduce authentic pit-smoked barbecue to Corpus Christi," said local franchise owner Sherry Zimmerman. "Our community needs a local barbecue place and I just know customers will love the great food and family atmosphere here at Dickey's Barbecue Pit."
Friday the celebration continues from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with $2 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches and a drawing for a $500 gift card good at any Dickey's Barbecue Pit location. Radio station 99.1 FM will be on site and three winners will be chosen to receive free barbecue for an entire year. The celebration wraps up Saturday with a day of merchandise giveaways.
Brian and Sherry Zimmerman are from Kingsville, TX. Sherry was a stay at home mom before owning a Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Every time the couple ate out Sherry wanted barbecue. The couple was introduced to Dickey's Barbecue while on a trip to Dallas. It was always part of their plan to open a restaurant. The franchisees would like to eventually open three locations.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Corpus Christi is located at 4307 Saratoga Blvd, Suite D at Saratoga and Weber and the phone number is 361-855-7675. For more information follow their Facebook page. Click to tweet.
Dickey's Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 72 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 40 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.