April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Whittier, CA - Whittier residents will get a fast casual barbecue option on Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in the Santa Fe Springs Plaza. Local owner, Kevin Vuu is hosting a three day grand opening celebration where the first 50 guests will receive gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.
“Dickey’s Barbecue is taking off in Southern California,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Kevin is a great new owner who will make a positive impact on our brand and the community he serves.”
Friday, Dickey’s Barbecue will have all day merchandise giveaways with t-shirts, sunglasses, koozies and more. Saturday, radio station 104.3 MyFM will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. and one lucky winner will receive a $500 gift card and three winners will win free barbecue for an entire year. Guests can also score a deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches during the event.
“I’ve been to a couple of different Dickey's Barbecue grand openings and they’re a blast,” said first time owner, Kevin Vuu. “I can’t wait to see the line on opening day!”
Prior to opening his Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Vuu worked as a network systems administrator for the County of Los Angeles. The new store in Whittier is located at 13403 Telegraph Road and the phone number is 562.846.4332. Stay up-to-date 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.