DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the largest quick-serve barbecue chain in the country, revolutionizes their catering with one national catering hotline.
"With the kickoff of our National Catering Hotline, customers will be able to get catering information and place orders easier and faster than ever! They get to speak directly with our live catering experts who are waiting to answer questions, customize orders, and be there to professionally recommend service, style and options," said Michelle Sarlls, the corporate catering manager.
The catering service ranges from personal box lunches to full-service buffet catering for any size. Dickey's catering experts will assist you with any of the available catering options and answer any questions.
"Our goal is to increase each store's catering sales by $800 per day and 1-866-BARBECUE will help make that goal possible," President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. said.
Dickey's will continue expanding with 60 new locations set to open before the end of the year and the catering hotline will take catering orders for any franchise location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with an answering service ongoing 24 hours a day.
"Dickey's Barbecue Pit is the number one barbecue catering service and has been for years. With our rapid expansion and our projected store openings this year, our brand is quickly becoming a household name across the nation!" said Sarlls.
"We are excited to launch this national campaign that will help the cohesion of all the franchise locations and coordinate the high volume of catering orders we receive daily," Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "As our company grows, we grow as a family. This is a great opportunity for the company to streamline every order."
Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. The restaurant is well-known for their hot pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream and the big yellow cups.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is located in 33 states with 146 locations.
The preparation prior to the launch for Dickey's Catering Hotline was extensive, ensuring that everyone is thoroughly prepared to hit the ground running.
The original Dallas location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue Pit is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
Even today, Dickey's still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.
More information on Dickey's Barbecue Pit is available at www.dickeys.com.
Franchising information is available at 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Pit