Man Takes Barbecue Hobby to the Big Leagues with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Man Takes Barbecue Hobby to the Big Leagues with New Dickey's Barbecue PitNew Atlanta Area Location Opens Thursday with Three-day Grand Opening

Man Takes Barbecue Hobby to the Big Leagues with New Dickey's Barbecue PitShannon Skains’ restaurant experience and passion for the art of barbecue make him a perfect new member of the Dickey’s Barbecue family. Skains will open his first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Flowery Branch on Thursday, October 9 at 11 a.m. In honor of the art of great barbecue, Dickey’s Barbecue is throwing a three day grand opening for the new location.

“Barbecue is a passion of mine and that made Dickey’s the perfect franchise for me,” said first time owner, Shannon Skains. “It’s always been a dream of mine to own and operate a restaurant and the Dickey’s culture fit exactly what I was looking for in a restaurant business – great food, multiple revenue streams and a training program that is first rate.”

On Thursday, the first 50 dine in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. Guests can pick up gear on Friday when the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers all day merchandise giveaways. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests can stop by for country station 97.1 The River when one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners receive free barbecue for an entire year. Guest also get a barbecue deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches.

Residing in the Atlanta-area, Skains has over 15 years of restaurant and supply chain experience. The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Flowery Branch is located at 4005 Winder Highway, Suite 160 and the phone number is 678.865.4928. Follow along with this location on Facebook.

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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.