Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the largest quick-serve barbecue restaurant in the country, opens the doors to its first Nebraska location in Lincoln at 2662 Cornhusker Hwy.  

"We are excited to open the first location in Nebraska,” says franchise owner Robery Carter. “Lincoln, specifically, needs some good pit-smoked barbecue and Dickey's is the best.”

Dickey's Barbecue Pit's first Nebraska location will hold its grand opening on Friday, September 9, with a drawing to win free barbecue for a year and one dollar sandwiches throughout lunch.

"I can't wait for the Lincoln community to come out and see what Dickey's Barbecue Pit is all about," Carter says.

Famous for its slow-smoked signature meats and home-style sides, the Texas-based chain will celebrate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while patrons enjoy dollar barbecue sandwiches at 2662 Cornhusker Hwy.

Dickey's is growing at rapid rate — with 171 locations in 39 states, the company has enjoyed a 38 percent growth rate over the past two years.

The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, Texas, and is still open for business and operated by the Dickey Family.


Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, News, Pizza, Dickey's Barbecue Pit