September 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Natchitoches, LA - Lee Waskom's résumé includes experience in property development and management, a chain of college book stores and a Smoothie King franchise. On Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m., Waskom takes on barbecue when he opens the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Natchitoches. To celebrate his new endeavor, Waskom is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration. The first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
"We are located right across from my alma mater, Northwestern State University, and near two other schools, making this the perfect location for students and staff to grab great barbecue," said first time franchise owner, Lee Waskom. "I love this community and I'm looking forward to working with different campus organizations for caterings and fundraisers."
On Friday at 10:30 a.m., the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce will be at the new location for a ribbon cutting. Guests can also stop by for all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday the new restaurant will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and radio station 97.5 KDBH FM will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. Barbecue eaters will get a chance to win a $500 gift card or be one of three winners for free barbecue for an entire year.
Waskom serves in multiple leadership and board positions in Natchitoches including the Historic District Business Association and Christmas Festival Committee. The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Natchitoches is located at 936 University Parkway and the phone number is 318.238.4227. Keep up with this new location on Facebook.
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.