DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 18, 2011 in honor of Dickey's 70th anniversary Dickey's Original Barbecue Pit held its National Barbecue Eating Contest at the original location at 4610 N. Central Expressway in Dallas, TX.
Eric Dahl "The Best Pulled Pork Eater in Minneapolis" recalls, "I saw online that there were qualifiers for the Minneapolis finals and I made the trip up from Rochester, MN to Eagan to qualify. It was my first ever contest and my 5th ever eating event."
After 6 minutes of eating nine 6oz. pulled pork sandwiches Eric was crowned the regional winner and earned a free trip to Dallas, TX, to compete against 6 other regional competitors from all over the country for the title of Dickey's National Barbecue Eating Champion.
"Mmmmm..the Dickey's juicy pulled pork sandwiches are my favorite! Even after downing 12.5 in 6 minutes I wanted more!" reveals Dickey's National Barbecue Eating champion Eric "Silo" Dahl after his coast-to-coast defeat and grand prize of $500.
Eric confesses, "I loved the competition and the feisty atmosphere. The crowd's loud cheers helped me eat my way to first place."
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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 fastest growing barbecue chain in the country. Beginning with an aggressive growth strategy and proven business model, and since implementing its proprietary five revenue streams for business growth, Dickey's is on track to become the largest barbecue chain in the country by the end of 2011. Currently, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants can be found in more than 35 states and 177 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Dickey's: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue