Man’s Hobby Turns Reality with New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Santa Clarita

Man's Hobby Turns Reality with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Santa ClaritaNew Location Hosts Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration

Man's Hobby Turns Reality with New Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Santa ClaritaAnthony Pimentel has a passion for barbecue and a desire to own his own business, which attracted him to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. On Thursday, January 15 at 11 a.m., Pimentel’s dream will come true when he and his business partner, Kenneth Robles, open their first Dickey’s Barbecue in Santa Clarita. To celebrate their new venture, they are hosting a three-day grand opening with multiple prizes like three chances to win free barbecue for a year.

“I’ve always loved the art of slow smoking meats and it’s exciting to share this hobby with the Santa Clarita community,” said first time owner, Anthony Pimentel. “Santa Clarita is really growing right now making it a perfect time to open a restaurant– my location is near schools, shopping centers, and a movie theater, which will hopefully make it a popular destination.”

On Thursday, the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50. On Friday, guests can stop by for goodies with all day merchandise giveaways. On Saturday, radio station K-EARTH 101 will be onsite from noon to 2 p.m. and guests can feed their barbecue cravings with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky guest will win a $500 gift card and three winners will win free barbecue for an entire year.

Pimentel resides in Santa Clarita and currently works as a senior network administrator. The new location in Santa Clarita is located at 18742 Soledad Canyon Road and the number is 661.251.0840. Follow along with this store 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 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 or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.