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Aug 19, 2014, 19:00 ET
Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Commerce opens Thursday with three day grand opening celebration. First 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Big Barbecue Giveaways in Commerce with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Commerce will get a fast casual barbecue option when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens near Texas A&M...

Aug 19, 2014, 12:15 ET
Larry Hoffmeister outside his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in the Bridge Street Town Centre. Three day grand opening kicks off Thursday. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Army Engineer and Brisket Lover Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Hometown

Larry Hoffmeister discovered Dickey's Barbecue Pit's slow smoked brisket during business trips to Texas and it immediately became a favorite. On...

Aug 15, 2014, 23:30 ET
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Statement from Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

 The entire Dickey's family is saddened by the events that occurred in Utah and takes this incident very seriously.  We are keeping the...

Aug 12, 2014, 15:00 ET
Sheila and Mo Afzal inside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Richardson. The three-day grand opening kicks off on Thursday with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Chances to Win Free Barbecue for a Year at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Richardson

Local franchisee, Mo Afzal has been with the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family for over ten years and will open his fifth location in the Dallas-Fort...

Aug 10, 2014, 16:00 ET
Roland Dickey, Sr. visits Dickey's Barbecue in Overland Park for a Customer Appreciation Event where he'll give away 100 autographed copies of his cookbook. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Mr. Dickey Visits Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Overland Park for Customer Event

 Roland Dickey, Sr. barbecue expert and chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Pit is stopping by Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Overland Park on Friday,...

Aug 01, 2014, 14:15 ET
Carline Jefferson and Louis Sigue outside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Lawrence. Grand opening includes three chances to win free barbecue for a year. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Siblings Introduce Pit Smoked Meats to Lawrence with First Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 Lawrence will get a taste of Texas barbecue when siblings, Louis Sigue and Carline Jefferson open a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Thursday,...

Jul 31, 2014, 16:35 ET
Andy Abbajay named Chief Operations Officer for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Andy Abbajay joins Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants as First Chief Operations Officer

 Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain, today announced Andy Abbajay as the new chief operations officer....

Jul 29, 2014, 10:30 ET
Mark Vahala and two team members outside his third Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Frisco. Grand opening kicks off Thursday with radio station 99.5 The Wolf onsite Friday. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Franchise Owner Opens Third Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Frisco

 On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Frisco residents will get a new fast-casual dining option when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens. The newest...

Jul 25, 2014, 18:37 ET
Dickey's Barbecue speaks the language of barbecue #WeSpeakBarbecue (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants)

Dickey's Barbecue Gets Back to its Roots with First Multimedia Brand Campaign

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain, launched its first multimedia brand advertising campaign with the new...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:45 ET
Seth Warren outside his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Castle Rock. Three lucky customers will get a chance to win free barbecue for a year. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Family Friendly Dickey's Barbecue Pit Expands in Colorado with New Castle Rock Location

 Seth Warren will bring a new family friendly restaurant option to Castle Rock when he opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Thursday, July 24 at 11...

Jul 21, 2014, 14:00 ET
Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland inside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Ferndale. Grand opening kicks off Thursday. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

New Career Path Leads Men to Barbecue with Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 The Detroit mortgage market slowed down in the summer of 2013 and shortly after JP Morgan Chase shut down their lending office where Jason...

Jul 20, 2014, 13:30 ET
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Business Partners Take On Barbecue in Home State of Mississippi with Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Marty Ballard and Jason Ellis have similar stories. They were both born in Mississippi and got their start at Pepsi in Tupelo. Following their...

Jul 15, 2014, 13:15 ET
Where is the best barbecue in Farmers Branch?  Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Grand opening kicks off Thursday with the first 50 guest receiving gift cards. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Three-Day Barbecue Extravaganza at Dickey's Barbecue Pit Grand Opening in Farmers Branch

The newest Dallas-Fort Worth location of Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open in Farmers Branch on Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the first...

Jul 14, 2014, 16:00 ET
Tammy and Glenn Garrett outside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit catering van in Hillsboro. The location opens Thursday with a three day grand opening celebration. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Couple Takes on New Endeavor Opening Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Hillsboro

 Glenn and Tammy Garrett were ready to start something new. Tammy spent years working in accounting and payroll and Glenn recently retired...

Jul 14, 2014, 11:30 ET
Marine Veteran Tracy Norris outside his new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Sanger. The location opens Thursday with gift card giveaways. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Marine Veteran Returns Home to Open Dickey's Barbecue Pit with Wife in Sanger

 Tracy Norris is a United States Marine Corps veteran who spent the past six years overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan working as a contractor for...

Jul 13, 2014, 13:30 ET
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Roland Dickey Stops by New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Lathrop

 On Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m., Dickey's Barbecue Pit will start slow smokin' in Lathrop with the first 50 dine-in guests receiving gift...

Jul 12, 2014, 13:00 ET
Thomas Driver will open his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Port Orchard on Thursday. The grand opening is three days with big giveaways like free barbecue for a year. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

From Navy Veteran to Pit Master: Port Orchard Resident Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  Thomas Driver will add another achievement to his long list on Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m., when he opens his first Dickey's Barbecue...

Jul 12, 2014, 10:30 ET
Veronica and Miguel Ruiz outside their first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Tracy. Three day grand opening kicks off Thursday. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

America's Got Talent Contestant Performs at New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Tracy

 On Thursday, July 17 at 11 a.m., Veronica and Miguel Ruiz will fulfill their dream of owning their own restaurant when they open Dickey's...

Jul 11, 2014, 14:30 ET
Brandi and Brandon Kosek outside their first Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in Bellevue. Grand opening kicks off Thursday with the first 50 dine-in guest receiving gift cards worth up to $50. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Cornhusker Starts Slow Smokin' in Bellevue with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 Brandon Kosek knows a little about Nebraska --he attended the University of Nebraska and grew up in Seward. When Kosek tasted Dickey's...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:30 ET
Riverton Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens with three day grand opening event with merchandise giveaways and the chance to win free barbecue for a year. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Riverton Gets Smokin' New Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 On Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m., Ahmad Vedadi will open the first Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Riverton. To celebrate the new restaurant, Dickey's...