Cooking Passion Leads Man to Open New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Hometown

Cooking Passion Leads Man to Open New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in HometownRestaurant Celebrates with $2 Barbecue Sandwiches & Giveaways

Cooking Passion Leads Man to Open New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in HometownJoe Mamary’s passion for cooking attracted him to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m., Mamary opens the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre. To celebrate his new barbecue business, Mamary is throwing a three-day grand opening.

“I’m looking forward to living my lifelong dream of cooking and bringing the best barbecue to my hometown,” said first time owner, Joe Mamary. “My philosophy aligns perfectly with Dickey’s brand promise which is about being passionate about the art of great barbecue.”

Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, radio station 98.5 KRZ will be on-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the new location serves up $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky guest will win a $500 gift card and three guests receive free barbecue for an entire year. Guests can stop by on Saturday for all-day merchandise giveaways.

Prior to pursuing his passion for cooking, Mamary worked at Yellow Book for over 30 years where he was involved in advertising. Mamary’s wife, Linda, a native Texan is the senior director of operation at Riverside Rehabilitation.

The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Wilkes-Barre is located in the 1185 Highway 315 and the phone number is 570.270.2000. You can follow along 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 450 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 or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.