Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced that Jamelyn Pulse of The Colony is the winner of its Pinterest contest, Smokin' Pin Wins. The world's largest barbecue franchise launched its Pinterest brand page earlier this year and fired up the contest asking Dickey's barbecue fanatics to post photos and recipes using any Dickey's meat or sides in a contest called "Smokin' Pin Wins."
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Dickey's Barbecue is heading to Naugatuck. Franchise owners, Mark and Donna Ferrari, are excited to be bringing hickory smoked meats to their community.
"There isn't anything like Dickey's in the area," says Donna Ferrari.
"I know Naugatuck is ready to enjoy our authentic barbecue."
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced company-wide environmentally conscious initiatives in honor of Earth Day 2012. Starting with its signature Big Yellow Cup, which has always been eco-friendly, Dickey's makes environmental contributions a company top priority.
"Everyone loves our souvenir Big Yellow Cup and we work hard to make sure that this household item is both high quality and recyclable," says Roland Dickey, Jr. president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced today that as part of a strategic growth plan, it is seeking to expand in communities throughout Washington, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Indiana. The world's largest barbecue franchise is actively looking for qualified franchisee candidates to grow the brand within these five states.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is building momentum in Minnesota. Minnesota is Dickey's fastest growing market with 12 stores open and five more set to open in the coming months.
"We've only been in the Minnesota market for a short time period and have seen explosive growth and interest in our unique concept," says Roland Dickey,Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants. "No one does barbecue the way we do it and Minnesota has really embraced us."
Dickey's Barbecue has always been a family affair. Since 1941, the world's largest barbecue franchise has offered free kids' meals every Sunday and affordable family packs designed to bring the whole family together for dinner. The restaurant chain known for its lip smackin', rib ticklin', foot stompin' barbecue has a Lil' Wranglers menu that is both healthy and great tasting.
Dickey's Barbecue is getting ready for swimsuit weather and barbecue season. The restaurant chain known for its lip smackin', rib ticklin', foot stompin' barbecue has created great tasting menu options that are all under 600 calories.
"When you think of barbecue, you normally don't consider it a healthy option, but at Dickey's you can still enjoy great taste without the high calories," says Roland Dickey, Jr.
"We are committed to providing options that fit in to a healthy lifestyle."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is building momentum in the Washington area, searching for two additional sites.
"The Seattle area is ready for more of our authentic and unique concept," says Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We have big plans for the Washington area."
Rajesh and Purabi Chowdhery recently signed a franchise agreement with Dickey's Barbecue and are now looking for the right location in Valparaiso.
"We looked at a lot of other places and they all seemed to be the same—very costly and basic fast food," Purabi Chowdhery says.
"Dickey's is different! Barbecue is a favorite American food and there isn't much competition out there right now."
Dickey's Barbecue Pit, a family legacy that began in a one-room location 70 years ago, opened its 200th location on December 17 in Abilene, Texas.
"I never thought it would get to 200 stores. I remember when 100 was the goal and thinking to myself there is just no way. The Dickey family has really done a great job and should be proud—I know I am," says Dale Smith, a Dickey's franchise owner. "I don't see the Dickey family slowing down after the 200th. I see them continuing the growth with the same enthusiasm they have now."