TOPEKA DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT HOLDS GRAND OPENING FRIDAY
The Country's Largest Growing Barbecue Chain Stakes It's Claim In Kansas Market
(TOPEKA, Kansas) Dickey's Barbecue Pit's newest Kansas location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all.
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can also enter to win free barbecue for a year, according to officials.
"Our neighbors here in Topeka love great barbecue and judging from our success so far, they obviously love Dickey's," Co-franchise Owner and General Manager Eric Wenrich said. "This past month has been a wonderful experience-- a lot of hard work that is definitely paying off. I look forward to seeing everyone at the grand opening and officially marking our place here."
The Kansas businessman said, along with his family, he decided to open the franchise in Topeka because they thought it would be a great business opportunity.
This seems to be the sentiment of all Dickey's owner/operators. "Our progress is surprising to a lot of folks, but it makes sense to us. People want to get out of the rat race and own their own business," Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. President Roland Dickey, Jr. said. "In turn, these new stores are employing lots of people who otherwise would still be looking for jobs."
Dickey said that investing a great deal of time and money with Dickey's in this unstable economy may seem reckless to outsiders, but his company has a "proven system that just works."
"Our Owner/Operators are making a wise investment with us. These people will be successful whether they are in Dallas, in Alaska or in Kansas and the Wenrich family is a perfect example," Dickey said. "They took a leap of faith with us and it's become a win-win situation for everyone."
Dickey's is growing at a rapid pace opening 30 stores since early 2009. Fifty-six stores are currently in development across the country.
The first Dickey's Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX. The original location is still open for business and Dickey's Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family.
Dickey's only began franchising in 1994, now there are over 110 locations in 21 states. Even today, Dickey's still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant.
Other franchise locations in Kansas include7284 West 121st Street in Overland Park.
Source: Dickey's Barbecue (www.dickeys.com)