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Childhood Friends Team Up to Bring Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to South Texas

Published: 06 Mar 2020

(Dallas, TX) -- Female entrepreneurs and longtime friends Carla Cole and Samantha Adviento are joining forces to bring Legit. Texas. Barbecue. to their El Paso community.

While Carla and Samantha's husbands Sebastian Cole and Norberto Adviento are away on rotation in Afghanistan, the two are currently preparing to lead their barbecue business together by attending Dickey's in-house training program, Barbecue University.

Cole and Adviento have already set their sights on expanding Dickey's barbecue offerings to a nearby military base to serve active duty members directly at the base's postal exchange, which houses a food court, retail stores and a movie theater.

"We are excited to have two, empowering entrepreneurs join our family in Samantha and Carla who share Dickey's passion for serving those who serve us and offering our communities delicious, high-quality barbecue," says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. 

The two plan to open their first El Paso location this spring and offer Dickey's full array of authentic, slow-smoked barbecue classics. Dickey's delicious Texas-style meats are smoked on-site and are complemented by an array of savory sides with recipes that have been passed down by generations. 

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 2 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

Childhood Friends Team Up to Bring Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to South Texas
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