FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - April 22, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville is throwing a three-day celebration from Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26 with a special appearance on Friday by Roland Dickey, chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey will be stopping by the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville to give away copies of his book, "Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook."
"I've always felt that Fayetteville would be a great opportunity for growth due to the connection with the University of Arkansas and the large number of residents that are from Texas who were already familiar with Dickey's Barbecue Pit," said local franchise owner Jared Thompson. "Our location in Fayetteville is unique because it's the first to offer our delicious quick serve barbecue in a convenient drive-thru format."
On Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville will give the first 50 guests a gift card for up to $50. On Friday, radio personality Big Dan Hentschel from 94.3/Country will be on-site from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and this location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. During the event Mr. Dickey will be signing and giving away 100 free copies of his new cookbook. Saturday, the party continues with Dickey's Barbecue Pit merchandise giveaways.
Thompson plans to open an additional location in Bentonville in the next year. There are currently 6 Dickey's Barbecue Pits in Arkansas. The new location in Fayetteville is located at 3316 West Grove Road and the store phone number is 479.443.3333.
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 almost 400 locations in 42 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.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue