Army Engineer and Brisket Lover Opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hometown

Army Engineer and Brisket Lover Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Hometown

Celebration Includes Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways and $2 Sandwiches

Army Engineer and Brisket Lover Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in HometownLarry Hoffmeister discovered Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s slow smoked brisket during business trips to Texas and it immediately became a favorite. On Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m., Hoffmeister will bring his favorite barbecue joint, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Huntsville. To kick-off the new location, Dickey’s is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration.

Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, guests can stop by for $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and country music when radio station 102.1 WDRM is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year. Saturday, the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways which includes t-shirts, sunglasses, magnets and more!

“When I first experienced Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, I knew it was a great franchise opportunity and that the people of Huntsville would love it,” said first time franchise owner, Larry Hoffmeister. “This is the perfect location because we’re near the second largest research park in the U.S., Cummings Research Park with over 500 corporate centers and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.”

Hoffmeister graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has spent 35 years working for the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Center. Hoffmeister hopes to open at least two more locations in the Huntsville-Madison area.

The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Huntsville is located in the Bridge Street Town Centre at 6886 Governors W, Suite 112 and the phone number is 256-270-4425. Keep up with the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Facebook.

For Dickey’s Barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188 or visit

Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 73 years later, the Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday. All meats are slow smoked onsite in each restaurant. The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 400 locations in 40 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year Technomic named Dickey’s “Fastest-growing restaurant in the country” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine. For more information, visit Dickey’s or for barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188.