EAU CLAIRE, Wis., June 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Eau Claire is packing heat for their first anniversary celebration. Packer legend and football Hall of Famer, Lynn Dickey, will kick off the event with an autograph signing and in-store specials. The world's largest barbecue chain is hosting a three day event to commemorate Eau Claire's love of barbecue.
"Besides sharing our name, Lynn Dickey is a huge Dickey's Barbecue fan," said Dan Pekol, Dickey's Barbecue Eau Claire owner. "We're celebrating our first year in business by offering the Lynn Dickey special which will be 12% off all purchases Thursday through Saturday in honor of Dickey's former legendary jersey number."
A press only event with Lynn Dickey is planned for Wednesday, June 27 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the 311 E. Clairemont Avenue location. The Packers Hall of Famer will be signing autographs in the restaurant Thursday, June 28 from 10:00 to 1:00 and the "Lynn Dickey" 12% off special will be available Thursday through Saturday.
"I'm looking forward to getting back to Eau Claire and seeing the generous folks there," said former Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey. "With the Dickey name I'm definitely qualified to kick off the celebration. It's great to see young entrepreneurs like Dan making a difference in the community – I wish him and the whole Dickey's team the best of luck."
Dickey's Barbecue in Eau Claire opened in 2011 and was the first location in Wisconsin. Dickey's Barbecue added 70 new locations last year and is planning to add 100 more nationwide in 2012. The barbecue chain is currently the largest barbecue chain in the world and fast casual segment leader.
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 230 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.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue