(Brooksville, FL) David Ambrose and Steven Phillips met in Brooksville over 10 years ago when their kids were growing up together. Ambrose was looking for a new business opportunity and Phillips’ restaurant experience made him the perfect business partner. Both men knew Hernando County was missing a southern staple, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, January 8 at 11 a.m., Dickey’s Barbecue opens in Brooksville with a three day grand opening.
“Folks from Hernando County have been stopping by to let us know how much they’re looking forward to our opening – we can’t wait to serve up great barbecue and celebrate,” said first time owner, Steven Phillips. “I’ve worked as a restaurant manager for years, so I know a great brand like Dickey’s Barbecue will be a huge success here.”
The three day barbecue bash includes: • Thursday offers the first 50 dine in guests gift cards ranging from $5 to $50. • Friday includes t-shirts, tote bags and sunglasses when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers all day merchandise giveaways. • Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., guests can stop by for radio station Hits 106 when one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners receive free barbecue for an entire year. Guests also get a barbecue deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches.
Ambrose and Phillips hope to open three more locations in surrounding Springhill.
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