From Boots to Barbecue: Man Opens Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Las Vegas

From Boots to Barbecue: Man Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Las VegasMr. Dickey Stops by Newest Las Vegas Location for Grand Opening Celebration

From Boots to Barbecue: Man Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Las VegasJohn Schouten spent 7 years working for Ariat Boots where he moved up the ranks from merchandiser to a territory sales representative. Looking for a change, Schouten decided to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant. On Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m., Schouten will open a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Las Vegas. To celebrate, Schouten is throwing a three day grand opening kicking off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.

“I fell in love with the Dickey’s Barbecue concept and I can’t wait to meet our guests and serve them great barbecue,” said first time franchise owner, John Schouten. “I’m also looking forward to moving to Las Vegas where I have my parents and older brother nearby.”

On Friday the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., special guest and Dickey’s Barbecue chairman, Mr. Dickey joins the party to hand out 100 autographed copies of his cookbook. Radio station 97.1 The Point is also on-site with the new location serving $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.

The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Las Vegas is located at 6584 North Decatur Boulevard and the phone number is 702.655.0027. Having barbecue cravings? Keep up with this location on Facebook.

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

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 400 locations in 40 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.