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Dickey's Barbecue Pit Brings the Hickory Smoke to Grand Island

Texas-style barbecue is no stranger to South-Central Nebraska, but now Grand Islanders have a new opportunity to enjoy slow smoked flavors on the north side of the city. Three guests will win free barbecue for a year at the new location! To enter to win, use hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, place an order online or sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club, where guests also receive special offers and loyalty points which can be redeemed for free barbecue.

Doors open on Thirsty Thursday, when all guests will receive a free Big Yellow Cup with Dickey's new reusable travel lid and straw. On Philanthropy Friday, all proceeds from Dickey's potato chip sales will benefit Dickey's charitable foundation, Barbecue Boots & Badges, which supports first responders. Kids eat free on Sunday as always!

To find the Dickey's Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here.

"The Dickey family congratulates Owner/Operators Richard and Cheryl Cochran on opening their third location," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Dickey's is growing rapidly nationwide thanks to dedicated and hard-working Owner/Operators like the Cochran Family, and we are proud to open the 13th store in Nebraska."

The grand opening weekend includes:
Thursday, March 10 – Thirsty Thursday – Free Big Yellow Cup with Dickey's new reusable travel lid and straw.

Friday, March 11 – Philanthropy Friday – 100 percent of potato chip sales benefit Dickey's charitable foundation Barbecue, Boots & Badges, which serves the families of first responders.

Sunday, March 13 – Kids Eat Free All day!

Owner/Operators Richard and Cheryl Cochran open the doors Thursday to the new store on S. Webb Rd. after operating the other Grand Island location for the past four years. Their other store is located in Kearney, NE. Originally from North Dakota, the couple spent 30 years in foodservice delivery. Post-retirement, the Cochrans have made Dickey's their family business and two of their four children participate in the operations of the stores. "Grand Island has been good to us and we are excited to open a store on the north side to better serve this great community," Richard says. "Owning and operating a Dickey's has given us more than a post-retirement occupation, it has given us new friends through all our loyal guests. We look forward to building even more relationships in our community by opening the new store."

The store is located at 2120 N Webb Rd., Grand Island, NE 68803. The phone number is 308-675-2858.

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, homestyle sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 540 locations in 43 states. Dickey's Barbecue Pit 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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