Industry News | February 1, 2017

Dickey’s Honoring Fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper

On Wednesday, four Dickey’s locations in Dallas will raise funds for the family of fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper, Landon Weaver. Trooper Weaver was killed in the line of duty on December 30. The Altoona, Penn. Dickey's Barbecue Pit location is also hosting an in-store matching funds drive on Saturday, February 4, and is donating a portion of profits from the days’ sales as well.  Altoona is the hometown of the Weaver family.  

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. will match donations given in-store to the Weaver family and is donating ten percent of sales from those days’ sales as well. Supporters can donate in store or online.  Participating locations in the Dallas area will also offer $2 sandwiches all day Wednesday.

Participating locations:

4610 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75206

2525 Wycliff Ave.

Dallas, TX 75219

600 N. Central Expressway

McKinney, TX 75070

1509 W. 7th Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

This fundraiser is the first in Dickey’s donation matching program, intended to increase impact for individual fallen officers’ families in their time of need. Wherever Dickey’s operates, the barbecue brand hopes to provide support for first responders. Barbecue, Boots & Badges, Dickey's charitable foundation, raises funds to purchase equipment and meet other needs for police officers and firefighters. The donation matching drive complements the general support efforts of the foundation by designating fundraising efforts for a specific fallen first responder's family.

“Dickey’s is proud to serve those who protect us,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We hope to provide support and relief to the Weaver family. While we wish tragedies like this never happen, we want to do what we can to help the Weavers and other families who may face these circumstances in the future.”

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