DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit has been passionate about the art of great barbecue since 1941, and is now looking for passionate artists to portray their great art as a mural at Dickey's original location. To celebrate the barbecue brand's 75 th anniversary, Dickey's is calling for artists to submit artwork for consideration to become a permanent feature on the store's external walls as large-scale murals. Two murals will be chosen. Selected artists will win $500 and free barbecue for a year. Located at Knox- Henderson and North Central Expressway, Dickey's first location is one of the oldest, continuously-running restaurants in Dallas.
Submissions will be accepted untilNovember 24, and can be uploaded online via this submission form or mailed as a hard copy to:Attn: Mural Contest8150 North Central Expressway, Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75206 Submissions will not be returned. To join Dickey's Big Yellow Cup Club, click here. "Dickey's Barbecue Pit is an artisan brand, and we are proud to commission new works of art to feature prominently at our first and original location," says Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. "The mural project will be a lasting symbol of Dickey's 75 years of serving authentic, Texas-style barbecue, and we look forward to many more years of serving communities around the nation and the world." 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, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids' meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 560 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's " Top 100 Movers and Shakers" and ranked in the top ten of Franchise Times' " Fast and Serious." 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 www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.