Texan Brings Tradition to New Home in Georgia with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit



Texan Brings Tradition to New Home in Georgia with Dickey's Barbecue PitDouglasville Barbecue Restaurant Opens with Three Day Grand Opening

Texan Brings Tradition to New Home in Georgia with Dickey's Barbecue PitWinfield Wilson grew up in Austin where barbecue is a serious tradition. Following his career with the Department of Defense, Wilson wanted to own his own business. On Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m., Wilson will open a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in his home of Douglasville. To celebrate, the new restaurant is hosting a three day grand opening.

“While traveling to Peachtree City on business I visited the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and was impressed by the concept and the food was outstanding,” said first time owner, Winfield Wilson. “I grew up in Texas and Dickey’s brisket is some of the best I’ve ever had, which is really saying something.”

The three day barbecue bash includes:

  • Thursday offers the first 50 dine in guests gift cards ranging from $5 to $50.
  • Friday includes t-shirts, tote bags and sunglasses when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers all day merchandise giveaways.
  • Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., guests get a barbecue deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Guests can stop by to see radio station Rock 100.5 and one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.

Wilson resides in Douglasville with his wife and four children. The new Dickey’s Barbecue in Douglasville is located in the Cosby Station Shopping Center at 3314 Highway 5 and the phone number is 678.919.9953. You can keep up with this location on Facebook.

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 470 locations in 42 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.