July 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // Loveland, CO - Rex Schweers grew up in Northern Colorado and knew Texas-style barbecue served up by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit would make a great addition to the area. Due to the popularity of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Fort Collins following the 2013 grand opening, Rex and wife Brenda Black will open their second location on Thursday, July 16 at 11 a.m. in nearby Loveland, CO. To celebrate the expansion, they’ll host a three-day grand opening celebration.
“We love to see franchise success stories like Rex and Brenda,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue. “It’s exciting to see the growth within the community and with our brand.”
Thursday, the party starts when the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. The party continues on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when guests can catch Country radio station K99 KUAD and grab a barbecue special, including $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky guest will win a $500 gift card and three guests will receive free barbecue for a year. Saturday, guests can stock up on their Dickey’s Barbecue gear when the newest location offers merchandise giveaways.
“Northern Colorado loves Dickey’s and we are thrilled to bring amazing slow-smoked Texas-style barbecue to the region.” said owner Rex Schweers. “Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been a huge hit here – our guests have been asking when we would expand into the Loveland area and we’re lucky to do this with the support of the brand.”
Rex and his wife Brenda reside in Loveland. Their new location is located at 104 E. 29th Street and the contact number is 970.663.5050.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of creating authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, the fast-casual concept has over 500 locations in 43 states and still slow-smokes all meats onsite 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. 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.