June 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Columbia, MO - Wade Bradley has 37 years of restaurant management experience and on Thursday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m., Bradley and his son, Jared will open their first restaurant, Dickey's Barbecue Pit. To celebrate, the first location in Columbia is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration. The first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.
"The Dickey's Barbecue business model was exactly what I was looking for," said first time franchise owner, Wade Bradley. "Columbia is a vibrant town experiencing a lot of growth right now, making it the perfect location for fast-casual barbecue."
Friday, Dickey's Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways. On Saturday, radio station 94.3 KAT Country will be on-site and customers can stop by for $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches from noon to 2 p.m. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card, two winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year and customers will have the chance to win St. Louis Cardinals tickets.
Bradley's restaurant experience includes Cracker Barrel and McDonald's. Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Columbia is located at 1412 Forum Boulevard, Suite 130 and the store phone number is 573.303.3167. Check out all the details on this new location on Facebook.
Dickey's Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 73 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 onsite in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 400 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.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue