MINNEAPOLIS - December 10, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit took home first place at the annual Taste of the Vikings event. Dickey’s Pulled Pork Sliders and Brunswick Stew were named winners at the annual food and wine stroll.
"We’re thrilled to be a part of such a great event that gives back to such a worthy cause," said multi-unit franchise owner Tom Eggerud. "We appreciate the support and positive feedback from the Twin Cities community and are so excited to have competed with such prestigious restaurants and won."
The Taste of the Vikings was a big success this year with over 1000 tickets sold. Attendees met players, sampled food and wine, then voted for their favorites. All proceeds from the event will go to The Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program. This is an annual holiday fundraiser initiative from the Minnesota Vikings.
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 350 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.