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Texas native brings Texas-style barbecue to Richland

Texas native brings Texas-style barbecue to Richland, Washington in three-day Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opening celebration

(Richland, WA) Texas native Dan Pelfrey and his wife Heather bring the nation’s largest barbecue chain, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, to Richland’s Queensgate Shopping Center with a three-day grand opening beginning Thursday, July 30. The barbecue bash includes barbecue deals, merchandise giveaways and three chances for guests to win free barbecue for a year.


“It’s great to see our footprint continue to expand in Washington,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We love to see Texas barbecue take off across the country.”


The three-day grand opening includes:

·         Thursday, July 30 kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.

·         Friday, July 31, guests can grab Dickey’s Barbecue goodies with all day merchandise giveaways.

·         Saturday Aug. 1, radio station KIOK 94.9 The Wolf will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. and the new store will serve barbecue specials such as $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.


“I’ve been a fan of Dickey’s all of my life as I was born and raised in Orange, TX,” said Dan. “It’s a dream come true to bring authentic slow-smoked barbecue to Washington and we look forward to growing the brand and continuing to open new stores in the Tri-Cities area,” he said.


Pelfrey also owns and operates the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in nearby Kennewick and is thrilled to open a second location in Tri-Cities. He also plans to open a third location in Pasco next year. The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Richland is located at 2530 Queensgate Drive and the phone number is 509.396.9717.


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 over 500 locations in 43 states. This year Dickey’s Barbecue 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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