Siblings Introduce Pit Smoked Meats to Lawrence with First Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Siblings Introduce Pit Smoked Meats to Lawrence with First Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Celebration includes big barbecue giveaways and $2 pulled pork sandwiches

Lawrence will get a taste of Texas barbecue when siblings, Louis Sigue and Carline Jefferson open a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Thursday, August 7 at 11 a.m. To celebrate their business partnership, they will throw a three-day grand opening celebration. To kick-off the opening, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50.

Friday, radio station 99.5 PLJ is onsite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year. Saturday, the new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will offer all day merchandise giveaways.

“The Lawrence community is perfect for slow smoked Texas barbecue. There is nothing close to what Dickey’s Barbecue offers and people deserve to know what exquisite barbecue tastes like,” said first time franchise owner, Carline Jefferson. “We were considering several franchise opportunities, but ultimately decided on Dickey’s Barbecue Pit because of the great food, proven success and low franchise fee.”

Jefferson spent the last 15 years working in finance before deciding to pursue owning her own business. Sigue will continue to cultivate his more than 20 years of restaurant experience. The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Lawrence is located at 305 Rockaway Turnpike and the phone number is 516.239.2410. Keep up 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 over 400 locations in 40 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.