MERIDIAN, Idaho, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue will host the semi-finals for its national eating contest this Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m. in the Meridian location.
"Dickey's Barbecue is expanding rapidly in the North, so it makes sense for us to bring our semi-finals to the Meridian location in Idaho," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
The contestant must eat the most pulled pork sandwiches in six minutes to win a trip to Dallas and compete in the National Dickey's Barbecue Eating Contest at the original Dickey's Barbecue Pit.
"We are excited to celebrate 70 years in the barbecue business and want to make sure Dickey's celebrates with the communities across the country that have supported us over the years," said Dickey. "I can't wait to watch the finals and congratulate the national winner personally."
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to go by the Dickey's location in Meridian at 2845 East Overland Road to sign up prior to September 24.
Throughout September, Dickey's will host five Barbecue Eating competitions across the country and then send each first place winner to Dallas for the national competition on October 18, Dickey's Barbecue Pit's 70th anniversary.
The original Dallas location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue Pit is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
There are 174 locations in 35 states.
For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.
Franchising information is available at 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue