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Family Honors Texas Roots by Bringing Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Rhode Island

Published: 17 Aug 2020

PROVIDENCE (August 17, 2020) – Family Matriarch Adriana Bianchi recently inked a deal to bring Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to her coastal community as she looks to share her family’s passion for Texas culture and barbecue with the local Narragansett area.
Adriana, alongside her fiancé Ward Osborne, daughter Justine and sister Rachel, plans to open two Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations in Rhode Island with the first scheduled to open as a virtual kitchen concept in Providence this October.
“Our family lived in Texas for 30 years and we’re excited to share some of our favorite comfort food with our friends and neighbors here in the North East,” said Adriana Bianchi. “I’m looking forward to working alongside my family and being able to give back to the community.”
Bianchi’s second Dickey’s location is slated to open in Spring 2021 and will be a full, quick-service restaurant located in downtown Wakefield at 171 Main St, South Kingstown, RI 02879.
“Dickey’s has been family-owned and operating since 1941 and we’re proud to have Adriana and her family join our legacy and share Dickey’s Texas comfort food with the Narragansett community,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
The Bianchi family plans to offer Dickey’s full array of slow-smoked barbecue classics including authentic, Texas-style brisket, Jalapeño Cheddar Kielbasa Sausage, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken Wings, Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs and more. 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.
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
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
Family Honors Texas Roots by Bringing Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Rhode Island
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