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Texas - Style Barbecue Blazes a Trail to Independence, Missouri

Published: 11 Sep 2015

(Independence, MO) University of Kansas graduate, Ryan Wenrich, is opening his fifth Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Independence this week. The largest barbecue chain in the nation, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, will offer specials and giveaways for guests all weekend including gift cards, merchandise and free barbecue for a year for three lucky winner. To find the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here.


“Our grand openings are a great way to get the community excited,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “There is a huge demand for slow-smoked barbecue in this area and we are thrilled for Ryan and the opening of his fifth location.”


The three-day grand opening includes:

·         Thursday, Sept. 10 kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.

·         Friday, Sept. 11, radio station KCFX 101 ‘The Fox’ will be on-site from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and the new store will serve guests a barbecue bargain with $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.

·         Saturday, Sept. 12, guests can grab Dickey’s Barbecue goodies with all day merchandise giveaways.


Ryan Wenrich became a Dickeys Owner / Operator in 2002, when he and his brother left corporate jobs to go into business together. Since then, he has flourished in the Fast Casual restaurant business. He is excited to bring Texas-style barbecue to the community of Independence. “There might be some competition with Kansas City – style barbecue, but I know the people here appreciate great food,” Wenrich says. “We love all types of barbecue as long as it’s good and Dickey’s is the best.”


The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Independence is located at 1348 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO. The phone number is 816-833-7427. Find Dickey’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



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.



Texas - Style Barbecue Blazes a Trail to Independence, Missouri
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