LAKE CHARLES, La., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens this Thursday in Lake Charles with four weeks of specials and giveaways, including free barbecue for a year for three lucky guests. To be eligible to win free barbecue for a year guests must use hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, order online or sign up for Dickey's Big Yellow Cup Club. On Thursdays at the new location, Dickey's will offer the first 50 guests through the door a complimentary special treat. On Fridays, Dickey's offers 50 percent off to all first responders, and gives guests the opportunity to donate to Barbecue, Boots & Badges, Dickey's charitable foundation.
To receive Dickey's member-only specials, click here. "The Dickey family congratulates Rob Ray on opening his first Dickey's Barbecue Pit," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Dickey's is growing rapidly in the nation, and we are proud to continue to expand in Louisiana and have the opportunity to serve the people of the Lake Charles community delicious, Texas-style barbecue." Doors open this Thursday and guests can enjoy the grand opening events over the next four weeks: Thirsty Thursdays — All guests will receive a free Big Yellow Cup with Dickey's new reusable travel lid and straw. The first 50 guests through the door will receive a complimentary special treat. Philanthropy Fridays — Uniformed first responders will receive 50 percent off their meal, and guests can donate to Barbecue, Boots & Badges, Dickey's charitable foundation. Singer/Songwriter Saturdays — Enjoy live music from a local musician, Brad Brinkley. Kids Eat Free All Day Every Sunday with a $10 dine-in purchase per adult. To find the Dickey's Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here. Rob Ray has called Lake Charles home his entire life, and is thrilled to bring delicious, slow-smoked barbecue to the community he calls his family. After working in the food service industry for the past 30 years, Ray decided it was time for him to own his own restaurant and found a home in Dickey's. "Dickey's has the perfect balance of great food and an amazing culture," says Ray. "I am excited to provide great barbecue to my family and friends in one of the fastest growing cities in Louisiana." Residents of Lake Charles can find their newest Dickey's location at 1736 W. Prien Lake Rd. Lake Charles, LA 70601. The phone number is 337-419-0088. Find Dickey's on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 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. Media Contact: Callie Headchead@dickeys.com
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