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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brazil Heads to North Texas for Barbecue Cook Off

Published: 11 Jan 2024

The highly successful Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Crew from São Paulo, Brazil are heading to North America for some Legit. Texas. Barbecue. competition.
On January 26th – 28th, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Master Franchise partner in Brazil, Franchise Americana, who is led by pit-master Mr. Bruno Gallucci, will pack up their pit and travel to San Antonio, Texas to participate in the highly popular Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook Off & Festival, featuring some of the world’s most competitive barbecue teams. The competition will take place at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo located at 723 Frost Bank Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78247.
“I’m honored that Bruno, and his Pit Crew are bringing their strong, pit master skills and their hickory pellets to San Antonio to showcase and represent Dickey’s Barbecue Pit all the way from Brazil,” said Jim Perkins, EVP Dickeys International Development. I’m very proud of the entire team and wish them the very best as they unveil their unique style and Dickey’s mouth-watering, smoked meats.”
After multiple barbecue contest awards under their belts in their homeland, this team is expected to smoke the competition.
“Why San Antonio, you ask?” said Bruno Gallucci, Pit-Master, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brazil, “Me and my business partner, Arthur, we love doing these competitions, we love Barbecue, and it’s a great way for us to continue to lead and to learn. In Brazil, we finished in the top three with global competitors, now we take one San Antonio, what better place for us to ‘Smoke our Brisket.”
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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 the Dickey family. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests in 44 states Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why our name isn’t BBQ. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers eight slow-smoked meats and 12 wholesome sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. Dickey’s Barbecue 550 locations across the United States and eight other countries. Dickey’s was named to Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains list and USA Today 2021 readers’ choice awards. Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, been named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur and named to Hospitality Technology’s Industry Heroes list. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in Nation’s Restaurant News, was recognized by Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list and honored by Dallas Business Journal. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and QSR Magazine. Dickey’s Barbecue is part of Dickey’s Restaurant Brands which has more than 700 restaurants nationwide including brands Wing Boss, Trailer Birds, Big Deal Burger and DRB is led by CEO Roland Dickey Jr. For more information, visit
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Brazil Heads to North Texas for Barbecue Cook Off
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