ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit will soon be heating things up in Asheville. New franchise owner, Fran Noel, is eager to begin construction on her new 2,000 square foot restaurant located in the Walmart shopping center at 1636 Hendersonville Road.
"I'm excited to be joining the Dickey's family," said Noel who will run this location with her business partner Dorothy Elias. "The Dickey's business model sets franchise owners up for success and I'm ready to get started."
Noel grew up in Morganton and has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and very much considers herself a local. After working as a Certified Public Accountant for 16 years, Noel decided to make a change and owning a Dickey's Barbecue Pit seemed to be a great opportunity.
"As a kid I used to work in my parent's restaurant and make a small weekly allowance," said Noel. "It's going to be so much fun getting back into the restaurant industry and making a difference in my community."
Dickey's is taking North Carolina by storm. Brad and Christy Evers will be opening a new location in Morrisville and Eric Davis will be opening the newest location in Raleigh in early September. Currently, there are 10 Dickey's Barbecue Pits in North Carolina.
Since 1941, the world's largest barbecue franchise has offered free kids meals every Sunday and affordable family packs designed to bring the whole family together for dinner. Family packs come with a choice of two meats, three medium sides, six rolls and Dickey's famous barbecue sauce.
About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Founded in 1941, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey's is now the world's largest barbecue chain. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is located in 43 states and over 250 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.