MERIDIAN, Miss., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit's Meridian location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday, February 18th, 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.
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 103 South Frontage Rd, Suite 200 in Meridian.
"People in Meridian need a great barbecue establishment and we are excited to finally bring Dickey's to this part of the state," Franchise Owner Tommy Thorton said. "Since we have been open, it has been a wonderful experience -- a lot of hard work that is definitely paying off. I look forward to seeing everyone at the grand opening and officially marking our place here."
Thorton said he decided to open a location in Meridian 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," Thorton 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. "Tommy has been a wonderful addition to our business family and we know they will be successful. Meridian 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.
Committed to exceptional quality at a great value, Dickey's Barbecue is unlike anything in the area, according to Thorton.
Additional Dickey's locations can be found in Laurel and Hattiesburg.
For more information about Dickey's, visit www.dickeys.com.
For Dickey's franchising information call 866-340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue Pit