Dickey’s Brings Slow-smoked Texas Barbecue to the Hawkeye State



Dickey's Brings Slow-smoked Texas Barbecue to the Hawkeye State

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Three-Day Grand Opening Includes $2 Sandwiches & Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways

Dickey's Brings Slow-smoked Texas Barbecue to the Hawkeye StateDickey’s Barbecue Pit, the nation’s largest barbecue chain, is opening its newest store in Council Bluffs this weekend. The celebration begins Thursday with gift card giveaways and goes throughout the weekend with $2 pulled pork sandwich specials. Three guests will receive free barbecue for a year!  To find the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit nearest you, click here.

“The Dickey family congratulates Brandon and Brandi Kosek on the opening of their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. We are thrilled with Dickey’s rapid growth across the Midwest and look forward to opening more locations in this region,” says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

The three-day grand opening includes:

  • Thursday, October 1 kicks off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.
  • Friday, October 2 radio station KKCD 105.9 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 sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.
  • Saturday, October 3 guests can grab Dickey’s Barbecue goodies with all day merchandise giveaways.

Originally from Nebraska, owner/operators Brandon and Brandi Kosek are excited to take slow-smoked, Texas-style barbecue to The Hawkeye State. Residents of Council Bluffs have been asking for a great barbecue restaurant for some time, and with Brandon’s prior restaurant management experience, he is ready to delight his guests with Dickey’s eight signature meats and 11 home-style sides. “We’re just excited to see our guests’ reactions when they enjoy our perfectly tender brisket and fall off the bone ribs,” he says.

The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Council Bluffs is located at 3120 Manawa Centre Drive, Suite 400, Council Bluffs, IA. The phone number is 712-256-6645.  Find Dickey’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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


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 www.dickeys.com or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.