HOUSTON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The barbecue train is on the move as Dickey's Barbecue Pit celebrates its newest location in Richmond this Thursday! To celebrate the grand opening, three guests will win free barbecue for a year at the new greater Houston location. Guests can enter to win using hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, order online or sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club to receive special offers and loyalty points which can be redeemed for free barbecue.
Doors open on Thirsty Thursday, when all guests will receive a free Big Yellow Cup with Dickey's new reusable travel lid and straw. On Philanthropy Friday, all proceeds from Dickey's potato chip sales will benefit Dickey's charitable foundation, Barbecue Boots & Badges which supports first responders and their families. On Singer/Songwriter Saturday, local artist Donnie Deanda will play a variety of music from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kids eat free on Sunday as always!
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"As a family-run business since we began 75 years ago, it's always a rewarding experience when the Owner/Operators are a family unit," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We are proud to have David and his mother Regina Vese come aboard and help expand Dickey's growth in greater Houston."
The grand opening weekend includes:
Thursday, March 24 – Thirsty Thursday – Free Big Yellow Cup with Dickey's new reusable travel lid and straw.
Friday, March 25 – Philanthropy Friday – 100 percent of potato chip sales benefit Dickey's charitable foundation Barbecue, Boots & Badges, which serves the families of first responders.
Saturday, March 26 – Singer/Songwriter Saturday. Enjoy live music from local artist Donnie Deanda playing a variety of tunes from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and get a free Big Yellow Cup!
Sunday, March 27 – Kids Eat Free All day!
Barbecue is no stranger to Houston, especially slow-smoked meats. After learning about the lack of barbecue in Richmond, Owner/Operators David and Regina Vese immediately hopped on the opportunity to become a part of Dickey's. "It's hard to not think about barbecue when living in Texas and we are excited to finally bring the one cuisine many Richmond residents have long desired," says David. In the weeks leading up to their opening, the mother and son are often frequented by members of the community who equally share their excitement in the store's opening. "Hearing all of the positive feedback from the community has not only made the process of opening a restaurant worthwhile, but reaffirms that my mother and I made the right decision in bringing a barbecue concept to Richmond," he shares. "The community has welcomed us with open arms and we get to return the favor beginning this Thursday."
Residents can find their newest Dickey's at 7850 W Grand Parkway S Richmond, TX 77406. The phone number is 713-623-1019.
About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow-smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, homestyle sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 540 locations in 43 states. Dickey's Barbecue Pit was recognized for the third year by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Top 10 Growth Chain" and by Technomic as the "Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country." For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.
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