Native Texan & Longtime Guest Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Palm Springs

Native Texan & Longtime Guest Brings Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Palm SpringsNative Texan & Longtime Guest Brings Dickey's Barbecue Pit to Palm SpringsRodney Harper has been eating Dickey’s Barbecue Pit since he was a little kid and now at the age of 61 he’ll bring a barbecue tradition to Palm Springs. The first Dickey’s Barbecue location in Palm Springs opens on Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m. with a three day grand opening.

“It’s exciting to see our restaurants open in new locations like Palm Springs,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Rodney, who grew up eating Dickey’s Barbecue, and now owns his own restaurant speaks to the passion our fans have for our brand.”

Three day grand opening includes:

  • Thursday the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.
  • Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., radio station 93.7 Classic Rock is onsite and the new location is serving a deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year.
  • Saturday, Dickey’s Barbecue offers all day merchandise giveaways.

“I’m from Texas and grew up eating Dickey’s Barbecue since I was only 4 years old,” said first time owner, Rodney Harper. “I’m thrilled to introduce Dickey’s Barbecue to the Valley.”

Prior to Dickey’s Barbecue, Harper worked for Toyota Motor Sales, USA as vice president of sales, marketing and brand. The location in Palm Springs is located at 5200 East Ramon Road and the number is 760.699.2028. Follow along with this location on Facebook.

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 almost 500 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.