July 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // LONG BEACH, Calif. - Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens its newest location Thursday with a four-week barbecue bash. To celebrate the grand opening, the new location will give away free barbecue for a year to three lucky guests, valid at the new Long Beach location. Guests can enter to win using hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, by ordering online or signing up for theBig Yellow Cup Club to receive special offers and loyalty points, which can be redeemed for free barbecue.
"Dickey's Barbecue Pit now has more than 100 locations in California and continues to rapidly expand throughout the state," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We congratulate Owner/Operator Merna Girgis on opening her new location."
Doors open this Thursday and guests can enjoy the grand opening events over the next four weeks:
Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Owner/Operator Merna Girgis is no stranger to business ownership. Having worked in her family's business for several years, she decided to branch out on her own with the largest barbecue chain in the nation. "I am excited to partner with a such a strong, growing business," Girgis says. "Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a great brand that is expanding throughout California and I look forward to serving authentic, Texas-style barbecue to the Long Beach community."
The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit is located at 1950 Ximeno Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. The phone number is 562.494.6666.
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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-runbarbecue 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 more than 550 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times' "Fast and Serious." Dickey's Barbecue Pit 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.
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