Hosting a backyard barbecue is a Memorial Day tradition for many Americans. Dickey’s Barbecue will smoke just over 45,000 racks of ribs in nearly 600 locations nationwide this Memorial Day weekend. In fact, Memorial Day is the third most popular holiday for barbecuing, just after Father’s Day and Labor Day, according to

“Many folks will fire up the grill over Memorial Day weekend. We hope to compliment this great grilling tradition with slow-smoked barbecue or offer folks an alternative if they want to escape the time commitment of barbecue,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Grilling is high heat and short cook time. For instance, a great burger takes about five minutes at 650 degrees Fahrenheit on an open-flame grill. Our authentic, Texas-style brisket smokes for 14 hours overnight at 225 degrees Fahrenheit in a hickory-wood pit in every single Dickey’s location.”

For those looking to spend more time over the holiday relaxing and less time overseeing the barbecue, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering a 10 percent discount for catering; guests can visit or text CATER to 65600 to receive a coupon code for 10 percent off catering all weekend long.

“Memorial Day is first a time of appreciation for those who serve to protect us, and second a time to be with families and friends,” says Dickey. “At Dickey’s, we hope to help folks enjoy the holiday by offering authentic, straight-from-the-pit barbecue without the hassle.”

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