The new year saw the opening of a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit restaurant in Rockford, Illinois.
"Dickey's is expanding rapidly throughout the Midwest," Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, said. "The Dickey family is proud to open our fifth location in Illinois and congratulate Ryan and Lana McPeek on their grand opening."
The McPeeks came from Stockton, where they worked for 17 years as dairy farmers until a barn fire damaged their farm. They then worked in the beef farming and corporate industry, before deciding to enter the restaurant business and open a Dickey's location at 845 Perryville Road, Rockford.
"Rockford is a nice city with a lot of industry," Ryan said. "We are excited to open Dickey's to share delicious barbecue with this great community."
Beginning on Dec. 31, the store hosted three days of grand-opening activities, specials and giveaways, including a grand prize of a $500 gift card.
For more information about the new Dickey's location in Rockford, call 815-599-1110 or visit the Dickey's Twitter and Facebook pages.
To learn more about the company, visit www.dickeys.com.