Veteran Franchisee Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Winchester, KY

New store to celebrate grand opening with $2 sandwiches, free barbecue for a year and gift card giveaways

Dec 16, 2015, 11:24 ET from Dickey's Barbecue

WINCHESTER, Ky., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran Franchisee Leslie Sharp will open her first Dickey's Barbecue Pit location this weekend in Winchester with a three-day celebration including specials and giveaways. On Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50 and the next 100 guests will get a free quarter plate with the purchase of a Big Yellow Cup. The celebration continues Friday with a free Big Yellow Cup of Tea for the first 100 guests and barbecue giveaways and on Saturday the store will sell $2 pulled pork sandwiches from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Three lucky guests will win free barbecue for a year and one will win a $500 gift card!

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"We are excited to celebrate the opening of our newest location in Winchester, KY," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "The Dickey family congratulates Leslie Sharp, a veteran franchisee and operator, on opening her first Dickey's store."

The three-day grand opening includes:

Thursday, December 17 kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50. The next 100 guests will receive a voucher for a free quarter plate with the purchase of a Big Yellow Cup.

Friday, December 18 the first 100 guests will receive a free Big Yellow Cup of tea and the store will give away free Dickey's goodies all day.

Saturday, December 19 the new store will serve guests a barbecue bargain with $2 pulled pork sandwiches from 11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.

Born and raised in Lexington, KY, Leslie Sharp currently owns three KFC restaurants and is thrilled to open her first Dickey's Barbecue Pit location. A lifelong restaurant owner and operator, Leslie first learned about Dickey's after reading about it in Nation's Restaurant News Magazine and was attracted to Dickey's philosophy that it's important to embrace change without being afraid to re-evaluate the business model in order to build upon success and growth. "I'm thrilled to be the first to bring barbecue to the town of Winchester," said Leslie. "This is a real down-home community and Dickey's slow-smoked Texas-style barbecue will be the perfect pairing."

The new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Winchester is located at: 12 Carol Rd., Winchester, KY 40391. The phone number is 859-355-5990. Find Dickey's on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 520 locations in 43 states. Dickey's was recognized for the third year by Nation's Restaurant News as a "Top 10 Growth Chain" and by Technomic as the "Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country." For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.

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