KNIGHTDALE, N.C., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the fastest growing barbecue restaurant in the country, opens today in Knightdale at 2001 Widewaters Pkwy.
"It's exciting to open the doors to our restaurant and serve our first customers in Knightdale. The locals need great barbecue and Dickey's is the perfect fit for this community," said Franchise Owner Jerry Brooksa.
This is the 7th location in North Carolina for the barbecue chain that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
"I can't wait for everyone to come out and see what Dickey's Barbecue is all about. From the brisket to the ribs, to the tangy barbecue sauce, there's something for everyone," Brooks said.
Dickey's is growing at a rapid rate with a 38% growth rate over the past 2 years, according to company officials.
Dickey's began franchising in 1994 and now has 164 locations in 38 states.
The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX.
The original location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue is owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
Committed to exceptional quality at an affordable price, Dickey's still slow smokes all of its signature meats overnight in every restaurant.
For more information about Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com.
Opening a Dickey's Barbecue Pit is more affordable than ever, with start up costs starting at just 58K.
For Dickey's franchising information call 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue