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Dickey's Barbecue Celebrates Minnesota Growth

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Offers Statewide Specials and Giveaways

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit is celebrating its explosive growth in Minnesota by hosting special events across the state. Currently, Minnesota is the fastest growing market for the world's largest barbecue chain, with 15 stores open and two more set to open this year.

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"We've been elated with the interest in our brand across Minnesota," said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We offer a unique concept and passion for great tasting barbecue and potential owners know that is just what Minnesota needs -- once we opened a store in Minnesota, there was no stopping us!"

On Thursday, October 11 Dickey's Barbecue in North Branch will celebrate its grand opening with VIP and Chairman Roland Dickeys, Sr. in attendance, to give the first 100 customers signed copies of his new cookbook "Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook." Customers will also enjoy $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dickey's Barbecue in North Branch is located North West of Interstate I-35 and Highway 95. 

Also on Thursday, all Dickey's locations in the Twin Cities area are celebrating the continued success of the brand by also offering $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For specific store information go to www.dickeys.com

"Minnesota has embraced the Dickey's brand and is addicted to our authentic slow smoked meats and home-style sides," said Minnesota multi-unit owner Tom Eggerud. "I'm excited to celebrate with our loyal customers in Minnesota."

On Friday, October 12, Dickey's Barbecue in Savage, MN and Menomonie, WI will be continuing the celebrations with two grand openings. Both locations will serve $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

About Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey's Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 70 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 250 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world's largest barbecue franchise. This year Nation's Restaurant News named Dickey's "Top Five Growth Chains" and they were also named "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine.  For more information, visit www.dickeys.com or for franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.

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