August 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, KS - Roland Dickey, Sr. barbecue expert and chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Pit is stopping by Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Overland Park on Friday, August 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Customer Appreciation Event. Mr. Dickey will give out 100 free autographed copies of his new cookbook, Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook just in time for Labor Day parties.
"I take great pleasure in meeting our local guests and visiting our dedicated franchisees in their restaurants," said chairman, Roland Dickey, Sr. "We're thrilled the Kansas City area has been so welcoming to Dickey's Barbecue and excited about our future expansion."
On Friday, all of Kansas City area restaurants will serve $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Radio station Country 94.1 will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when one lucky winner will receive free barbecue for an entire year. Following the event, Mr. Dickey will stop by locations in Liberty and Kansas City.
"We're honored to have Mr. Dickey visit our restaurant," said local franchisee, Sam Kafoure. "I know our guests are will appreciate meeting the man behind the barbecue and the chance to win a free barbecue for a year."
The Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Overland Park is located at 7284 West 121st Street. You can stay current on this store and all its smokin' barbecue options by contacting the store at 913-338-5900.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 400 locations in 40 states. This year Dickey's Barbecue was recognized for the third year by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Top 10 Growth Chain" and by Technomic as the "Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country." For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.