Barbecue enthusiasts Michael and Dawn Carnel will bring Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to their hometown of Gallup, New Mexico. This will be the couple’s first Dickey’s location with plans to open more in the future.

The Gallup location is slated to open in summer 2018.

“We are always thrilled to welcome new members to our Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family, especially those who are new to the restaurant industry,” says Laura Rea Dickey. “With the Dickey’s franchise model, we help passionate owners such as Michael and Dawn, open their local restaurant while utilizing the resources of being backed by the largest barbecue chain in the world; and that makes everything we do at Dickey’s worth it.”

Originally from the Gallup area, the Carnels are experienced local business owners in the hotel industry. The duo looks forward to breaking into the restaurant industry by bringing Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to their local community.

“We have always loved Dickey’s Texas-style barbecue and after looking into their franchising model to see all of the support they offer to each of their franchisees we knew it would be a perfect partnership,” says Michael. “Our area is in need of a great barbecue option and we are proud to be the ones to offer Dickey’s delicious barbecue to the residents of our community.”

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