Grand Rapids Native Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Rockford
(3 months ago)
ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 14: Local restaurateur, Joan Dahl, opens her first Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in Rockford today with her husband, Karl Dahl. The new location will offer guests four weeks of specials, giveaways and delicious, slow-smoked barbecue.
The Dahls are no strangers to the restaurant industry, as they have been Little Caesars franchisees for the past 13 years in the Grand Rapids area.
"At Dickey's Barbecue Pit, we are proud to have experienced franchisees such as Joan and Karl who are passionate about their business and the art of great barbecue," says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We are excited to have the Dahls as a part of our family and look forward to the success they will have in the town they call home."
Originally from the Grand Rapids area, Joan considers the residents of the Rockford community part of her family and looks forward to serving them Dickey's Texas-style barbecue.
"After spending years in the restaurant franchising world, we decided it was time to expand and found a home in Dickey's," says Joan. "The first date Karl and I had was at a Dickey's in Wisconsin. The food and the company were so great, we knew Dickey's would be the perfect franchise to make our own."
The address of the Rockford location is 380 E Division St., MI 49341. The phone number is 616-951-7111.