Free BBQ sandwich to first 100 customers in line as Dickey’s Barbecue opens Friday

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Free pork barbecue tomorrow in South Asheville, according to

From a press release:

World’s Largest Barbecue Franchise Celebrates Grand Opening in North Carolina

Asheville, NC  (  This Friday, December 14, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will open for business at its newest location in Asheville. Be one of the first 100 customers in line and receive a free Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwich.

“The Asheville community is just as excited as we are to open,” said Fran Noel, who runs this location with her business partner Dorothy Elias. “This community needs an authentic barbecue restaurant and we are happy to be bringing Dickey’s slow smoked barbecue to the area.”

Noel grew up in Morganton, but has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years.  She considers herself a local. After working as a Certified Public Accountant for 16 years, Noel needed a change and owning a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit seemed to be a great opportunity.

“We have really taken North Carolina by storm,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., President and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We’re excited that the state has embraced our food and our brand.”

This new location is in the Walmart shopping center at 1636 Hendersonville Road. The store phone number is 828-277-5221.

Since 1941, the world’s largest barbecue franchise has offered free kids meals every Sunday and affordable family packs designed to bring the whole family together for dinner. Family packs come with a choice of two meats, three medium sides, six rolls and Dickey’s famous barbecue sauce.

For franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188 or visit

About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants

Dickey’s Barbecue was founded by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. More than 70 years later, the Dallas-based family run barbecue franchise still offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids meals every Sunday.  All meats are slow smoked on site in each restaurant.  The fast-casual family-friendly concept has expanded to over 270 locations in 43 states and holds the title of the world’s largest barbecue franchise. This year Nation’s Restaurant News named Dickey’s “Top Five Growth Chains” and they were also named “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine.  For more information, visit

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Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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