DAPHNE, Ala., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Lockett retired from the United States Air Force and Mississippi Air National Guard with over 20 years as an air traffic control officer. Lockett found his next career in barbecue with Dickey's Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m., Lockett will open his third location in Daphne. To celebrate, Lockett is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration where the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
"Dickey's provided me an opportunity to make the transition from military to business owner and I'm grateful to Mr. Dickey and his family for providing such a great product and business opportunity," said multi-unit owner, John Lockett. "I've received several calls already to see if Dickey's is open, so there seems to be a lot of anticipation for our opening -- I can't wait to put smiles on some hungry faces!"
The party continues on Friday when the Daphne location serves up $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and radio station 95 KSJ is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year. On Saturday, the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways.
Lockett owns Dickey's Barbecue Pits locations in D'Iberville and Gulfport. The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Daphne is located at 6882 Highway 90 Suite G2 and the phone number is 251.210.2151. Keep up with this newest location on Facebook.
About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants
Dickey's Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 72 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 450 locations in 42 states and holds the title of the world's largest barbecue franchise. This year both Technomic and Nation's Restaurant News named Dickey's "Fastest-growing restaurant in the country" and they were also named "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey's or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.
SOURCE Dickey's Barbecue