September 06, 2017 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - Throughout the month of September, long-standing Texas brand, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. will lend a hand to their Houston neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations nationwide, along with the Dallas-based Home Office, are working together to make the largest impact possible for those in need.
From September 1 through 15, all Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations nationwide will be accepting donations through Dickey’s charitable foundation Barbecue, Boots & Badges. Guests will have the opportunity to donate to an amazing cause while also enjoying Dickey’s Texas-style barbecue. Along with in-store donations, the Dickey’s Home Office will be collecting donations from all employees. Roland Dickey, Jr. and Laura Rea Dickey will personally be matching up to 25,000 dollars for relief efforts as well.
“We can and will respond the best we can as a brand and a family to help all folks affected by Hurricane Harvey,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey’s will also be hosting a blood drive with Carter BloodCare on September 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations from this drive will be sent to Houston area hospitals. The event will be hosted at the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location on Wycliff Ave. in Dallas. The location will also be offering $2 pulled pork sandwiches to all who participate in the drive.
Lastly, Dickey’s will be partnering with national relief organizations to send available Home Office employees to Houston to help with the rebuilding after this great tragedy.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to nearly 600 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list and in 2017 again won a top 10 on the list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.
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