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Sep 16, 2014, 13:45 ET
Jay and Ratna Devdhara inside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Sweetwater. Three day grand opening kicks off Thursday. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Life Gets Sweeter in Sweetwater with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Jay and Ratna Devdhara's love for cooking is what attracted them to opening a Dickey's Barbecue Pit in their hometown of Snyder. On Thursday,...

Sep 12, 2014, 12:30 ET
Mr. Dickey visits Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Appleton to celebrate one year anniversary. Guests get cookbooks, country music and barbecue deals. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Put On Your Party Pants: Dickey's Barbecue Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Appleton

 Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m., marks the one year anniversary of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Appleton. In honor of this location's anniversary,...

Sep 11, 2014, 14:30 ET
Dickey's Barbecue Pit's catering hotline announced record breaking sales for 2014. The hotline continues to be a key revenue stream for nation's leading barbecue franchise. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Catering Sales Are Smokin' Hot at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. announced sales from its catering hotline have surpassed the $6.4 million sales mark. In August 2011, Dickey's...

Sep 07, 2014, 11:00 ET
Roland Dickey, Sr. visits Dickey's Barbecue in Virginia Beach for a three day grand opening where he'll give away 100 autographed copies of his cookbook. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Mr. Dickey Visits Virginia Beach for Grand Opening of New Dickey's Barbecue Pit

On Thursday, September 11 at 11 a.m., the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Virginia Beach is kicking off a three-day grand opening. The first 50...

Sep 04, 2014, 19:44 ET
Todd Saperstein with his wife, Jessica and their son, Austin outside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Beaverton. The new location opens Thursday with a three day grand opening. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Franchisee Born and Raised in Oregon Brings First Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Portland

 Todd Saperstein grew up in Greshram and moved to Beaverton over 20 years ago. After working in the mortgage industry, Saperstein wanted to be...

Aug 27, 2014, 13:15 ET
Sherri Povolo with her son-in-law, Craig Hatfield outside their new Dickey's Barbecue Pit with their catering truck in New Berlin. Location opens Thursday with big barbecue giveaways. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Franchisee Opens Second Dickey's Barbecue Pit Location in Wisconsin

After working as a corporate trainer, Sherri Povolo always dreamed about owning her own restaurant. A year ago, Povolo's dream came true when she...

Aug 26, 2014, 15:30 ET
Matthew and Catherine Long with their two children outside Dickey's Barbecue Pit. The family's second location opens Thursday in Shreveport. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

College Sweethearts Open Second Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Shreveport

 Catherine and Matthew Long met at Louisiana Tech University and moved to Dallas shortly after college. They fell in love with Dickey's...

Aug 25, 2014, 12:00 ET
Dan Pelfrey outside his new Dickey's Barbecue Pit  in Kennewick. First location to the Tri-Cities opens Thursday with a 3-day grand opening. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Texan Brings a Piece of the Lone Star State to Tri-Cities with Dickey's Barbecue Pit

 Dan Pelfrey grew up eating barbecue in Texas and on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., he'll bring a little bit of Texas to the Tri-Cities when...

Aug 24, 2014, 09:00 ET
Mike Wiemers inside his new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fletcher. Three day grand opening kicks off Thursday. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Restaurant Leader Takes on Barbecue with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fletcher

 As the former senior vice president for Huddle House, Mike Wiemers knows about operating restaurants.  On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m.,...

Aug 23, 2014, 18:34 ET
Yasmin and Sam Poonawala stand with their new catering van. Caterings available for every occasion and size. (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue)

Franchise Experts Grow Business with Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Cowtown

 On Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m., Fort Worth will get a new barbecue restaurant when Sam and Yasmin Poonawala open their first Dickey's...

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
Dickey's Barbecue logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.)

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...