Stay Warm with Smokin’ Hot Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Grand Opening in Downers Grove

Stay Warm with Smokin' Hot Dickey's Barbecue Pit Grand Opening in Downers GroveGrand Opening Offers $2 Sandwiches and Big Barbecue Giveaways

Stay Warm with Smokin' Hot Dickey's Barbecue Pit Grand Opening in Downers GroveThrow on your scarf and gloves and get over to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Thursday, January 22 at 11 a.m., for a three day grand opening party. Downers Grove will have a reason to fight the cold when the new Texas barbecue chain serves up its famous smoked brisket, pulled pork and ribs.

The three day grand opening celebration includes:

  • Thursday, the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
  • Friday, guests can stop by for all day Dickey’s Barbecue merchandise giveaways.
  • Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., radio station 94.7 WLS-FM will join the party and one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year. Also, guests can get a deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches.

“Authentic barbecue is hard to find here in Illinois and people deserve to know what slow-smoked barbecue tastes like,” said local owner, Kote Nallapati. “When we researched franchises, we read about Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and knew it would be a great addition to the area.”

The local owners and longtime friends include Kote Nallapati, Chandrasekhar Valeti and Anesh Pillai. All three reside in nearby Naperville and are software engineers. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit also has locations in Glenview and Wheaton. The new location in Downers Grove is located at 1332 West 75th Street and the phone number is 630.426.6277. 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 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.