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Delaware Family Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Newark

Published: 09 Oct 2017

(Newark, DE) New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisees open their first location in Newark this Thursday, October 5 with four weeks of specials and giveaways, including free barbecue for a year for three lucky guests. The new location will be opened by Brendan and Linda Powers with their two sons, BJ and Trevor.


“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been a family run business since it opened in 1941,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are thrilled to have the Powers family join the Dickey’s family in serving their community authentic, Texas-style barbecue.”


Dickey’s will offer the following specials and giveaways for the next four weeks:


Thirsty Thursdays: Guests will receive a free Big Yellow Cup with free refills all day.


Philanthropy Fridays: “You Give, We Give” – Guests who donate to Dickey’s charitable foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, will receive a gift card as a thank you for their donation. All uniformed first responders also receive 50 percent off their meal.


Giveaway Saturday: Guests can register for a chance to win free barbecue for a year.


Kids Eat Free Sundays: Kids eat free with an adult purchase of $10 or more.


To join Dickey’s Big Yellow Cup Club and receive members-only specials and discounts, click here.

As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Brendan Powers looked to open a franchise during his retirement to run with his wife of 27 years and his two sons. When researching franchising concepts, Powers found a home in Dickey’s Barbecue Pit due to his passion of great barbecue and Dickey’s family oriented brand. “Dickey’s was the perfect fit for my family’s first franchise,” says Brendan Powers. “Our family looks forward to serving the families of our community.”


The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Newark is located at 2832 Pulaski Highway Newark, DE 19702. The phone number is 302-203-0040.

To find the location nearest you, click here.


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To learn more about franchising with Dickeys, visit or call 866-340-6188.


About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to nearly 600 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list and in 2017 again won a top 10 on the list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information, visit






Delaware Family Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Newark
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