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Long Island Native Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Centereach, NY

LONG ISLAND, NY (August 17, 2020) – The Centereach community will soon be able to enjoy authentic, Texas-style barbecue from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit as the restaurant’s Owner Operator, Gerard Stephan is set to open the location in the next few weeks.

Centereach’s newest barbecue joint will feature a full menu of southern favorites including mac n cheese, creamed spinach, potato casserole and slow-smoked meats prepared and smoked on-site over hickory wood such as fall-off-the-bone ribs, competition-style brisket, jalapeño cheddar kielbasa sausage and more.

In celebration of their grand opening, Dickey’s will be giving away free barbecue for a year to two lucky winners who follow their Facebook page and comment #freebarbecue on their upcoming grand opening post.

“I was born and raised in Long Island and know the community will love the comfort food and atmosphere Dickey’s has in store,” said local entrepreneur and Dickey’s Owner Operator Gerard Stephan. “I’m excited to offer folks in the area a new, unique option for whether they’re dining out, picking up or ordering delivery.”

The Centereach Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will be a full, quick-service restaurant located in Centereach Square at 13 Centereach Mall, Centereach, NY 11720.

Learn more about franchising with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit by visiting or call (866) 340-6188. To find your nearest Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location, visit

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 About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 79 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked on-site in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with two international locations in the UAE and operates over 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal, QSR Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit

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