Kearney Celebrates With Local Dickey’s Owner

Franchise owner Richard Cochran is excited for the grand opening event of his new store in Kearney on Friday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In honor of this day, Dickey’s will be serving $1 pulled pork big barbecue sandwiches.

“The best part about owning a Dickey’s is getting to serve the people of our community great barbecue,” said Cochran who owns and operates this location along with his wife Cheryl and partners Larry and Sue Tyler. “It’s really exciting to not only see people enjoy our dine-in service, but more customers are using us for catering.”

On July 20, the Kearney location at 222 West 42nd Street will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and will host its grand opening event until 1 p.m.

“It’s great to see the local community really embrace our catering service,” said Cochran. “We have enjoyed serving our barbecue at these great events.”

The two couples own both Kearney locations and have another location opening in August in Grand Island. Prior to becoming Dickey’s franchise owners, Richard and Larry worked for Schwan’s and Cheryl and Sue worked in the school system.

Since 1941, the world’s largest barbecue franchise has offered free kids meals every Sunday and affordable family packs designed to bring the whole family together for dinner. Family packs come with a choice of two meats, three medium sides, six rolls and Dickey’s famous barbecue sauce.

Dickey's Barbecue RestaurantsFounded in 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants began in Dallas, Texas. More than 70 years later, Dickey’s is now the world’s largest barbecue chain. Currently, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants is located in 43 states and over 230 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit Also visit our corporate Facebook page at Dickey’s: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.

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