HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit's Highlands Ranch location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday, February 25th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all.
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can also enter to win free barbecue for a year, according to officials.
Three winners will walk away with the big prize.
Dickey's is growing at a rapid pace with 140 locations and 60 more in development across the country this year.
Its latest addition is at 4004 Red Cedar Drive in Highlands Ranch.
"Since we have been open, it has been a wonderful experience -- a lot of hard work that is definitely paying off," Franchise Owner Tom O'Neill said. "I look forward to seeing everyone at the grand opening and officially marking our place here."
O'Neill said he decided to open a location in Highlands Ranch because he thought it would be a great business opportunity.
"You cannot find better people to work with than those at Dickey's and they have been there hand in hand with me since the very beginning," O'Neill said.
This seems to be the sentiment of all Dickey's owner/operators.
"We care deeply about the success of our owners," Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. President Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "Thomas has been a wonderful addition to our business family and we know he will be successful. Highlands Ranch is a welcoming community and a great place to do business."
The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX.
The original location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
Other locations in the area include Centennial, Littleton, Lakewood, and Louisville.
For more information about Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com.
For Dickey's franchising information call 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Pit