Dickey’s Barbecue Fires Up Expansion In Nebraska

Dickey’s Barbecue is building momentum in Nebraska. Existing franchise owner, Richard Cochran, will open two new locations in Kearney Island this summer. One of the new Kearney locations will be located in The Great Platte River Road Archway, which was named Nebraska’s Attraction of the Year in 2011.

“We are extremely excited about our hot growth in Nebraska,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Nebraska has really embraced our slow smoked barbecue and we look forward to more locations throughout the state.”

Franchise owners Richard and Cheryl Cochran will operate both locations along with their Grand Island location. Prior to owning Dickey’s Barbecue, Richard worked for Schwan’s for 30 years and served as Vice President and Cheryl was a school administrator.

“The Museum actually came to us and we were excited about the opportunity to be in The Archway,” said franchise owner Cochran.  “People in Kearney are already excited because there is nothing like this in the area.”

Cochran plan to host special events in The Archway as well as serve its many daily visitors as the only restaurant in museum.  Both Kearney locations will be available to cater community events such as business luncheons and weddings.

Dickey’s Barbecue offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides and tangy barbecue sauce. All meats are slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. Don’t forget to stop by on Sunday when kids 12 and under eat free at Dickey’s. For more information, including a full menu, other restaurant locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.dickeys.com.

Founded 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 40 states and over 220 locations nationwide. For more information on partnering with Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants in any location, call (866) 340-6188 or visit www.dickeys.com. Also visit our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dickeysbarbecuepit. Dickey’s: Passionate about the Art of Great Barbecue.