Giddy Up Knoxville-Air Force Veteran Opens Dickeys Barbecue Pit Thursday

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Posted: March 18th, 2015

Category: The Wire

Knoxville is getting a new barbecue option on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m., when Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens their first location to the area with a three day grand opening. Local owner, Anthony Hayes served 25 years active duty in the United States Air Force before deciding it was time to pursue a new career in the barbecue business.

“Veterans are so good for our brand and make wonderful owners,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “They’ve served our country and now want an opportunity to own their own business – it’s a great match.”

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