D’IBERVILLE, MISS. – To celebrate their success and growth, Dickey's Barbecue will hold and barbecue eating contest on Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. with the chance to win free barbecue for a year with additional prizes for 2 and 3rd place.
"I'm so excited about hosting the event," said John Lockett, Dickey’s owner and Air Force veteran, "Mississippi takes its barbecue very seriously and it makes sense that we would host an eating contest to promote some of the finest barbecue out there."
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to go by the Dickey's location at 3821 Promenade Parkway in the Promenade Shopping Center in D’Iberville prior to the event on Feb. 8 and sign up. Contestants may also call Cortney Lamar, Brand Ambassador at 831-224-5615 for more information.
"Everyone we talk to say they love Dickey's Barbecue, and for a community so enthralled with barbecue we hope to attract a large, lively crowd at the event ready to eat some pulled pork sliders," said John Lockett.
The contestant who eats the most pulled pork sliders in five (5) minutes will win a year’s worth of barbecue, with prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well.
In spring of this year, John Lockett will expand Dickey’s Barbecue Pit into Gulfport on Highway 49. “We are very happy to be able to bring barbecue to a wider customer base on the Gulf Coast, “says Lockett, “We pride ourselves on offering the best barbecue at the best prices.”
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is available for catering and fundraising opportunities of all sizes like birthday parties, anniversaries, family reunions and weddings.
Find Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dickeysmsgulfcoast
Twitter: @Dickeys_BBQ, and on Foursquare.
Contact: Cortney Lamar, Brand Ambassador