SEMINOLE, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross and Kelli Johnson will open their first Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the largest quick-serve barbecue chain in the country, in Seminole at 701 N. Main.
"Dickey's Barbecue will be a great addition to Seminole. We are excited to open our doors and serve the entire South Plains," said Kelli, who will run the restaurant with her brother-in-law, Ross.
This is the first Dickey's Barbecue franchise for Seminole.
"We feel it will be a focal meeting point in the community. We plan to be active supporters of local school clubs and athletic teams. We will also be a wonderful source for catering to area businesses, civic clubs and schools. Dickey's Seminole should also be the go-to place for event caterings and private parties, as well as wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners," said Ross Johnson, co-owner/operator of this new location.
This is the first Dickey's franchise opportunity for Ross and Kelli, who hope to open more locations in the future.
"Kelli and I will be daily fixtures in the restaurant. Our plan is to create a true family run operation which means our entire family will be seen at the store frequently," said franchisee Ross.
Texas-based Dickey's Barbecue Pit opened in 1941 and began franchising in 1994. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is well-known for their pit-smoked signature meats, complimentary ice cream and the big yellow cups.
"We are so thrilled that Ross and Kelli will be opening their own Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Seminole and we will do everything we can to support this endeavor," President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "As our company grows, we grow as a family."
There are 158 locations in 36 states.
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