(Knoxville, TN) Knoxville is getting a new barbecue option on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens their first location to the area with a three day grand opening. Local owner, Anthony Hayes served 25 years active duty in the United States Air Force before deciding it was time to pursue a new career in the barbecue business.
“Veterans are so good for our brand and make wonderful owners,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “They’ve served our country and now want an opportunity to own their own business – it’s a great match.”
Three-day grand opening party includes: • Thursday, guests get a deal when the first 50 guests get gift cards worth up to $50. • Friday, radio station Q 100.3 will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. One lucky winner receives a $500 gift card and three winners receive free barbecue for an entire year. Guests can feed their cravings with $2 pulled pork sandwiches. • Saturday, guests can grab t-shirts, sunglasses and more.
“My love for slow smoking meats is what attracted me to owning a Dickey’s Barbecue franchise and besides who wouldn’t want to barbecue for a living?” said first time owner, Anthony Hayes. “My wife Angela and I have been married for 24 years and I’m looking forward to working with her and building our business together.”
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants have been serving up some of the most mouthwatering, lip smacking, great tasting barbecue since 1941. Today, Dickey's are opening up all over North America.<br><br>It's simple: we want to find the right Owner/Operator first. DickeysBBQ1 01 Second, we use our site selection model to find the right location. Then we assist every step of the way in building a great restaurant and setting our operators up for success.<br><br>Dickey's has evolved over the years, changing the public's perception of barbecue and taking the category mainstream. The Dickey's restaurant concept is authentic, inviting and well planned. We aim for 1,800 sq. ft. end-cap or free standing locations to maximize the profitability of our stores. More info