Openings and Closings

Free Food for the First 100 Customers at the Opening of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Boca Raton

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is set to open in Boca Raton on Thursday morning. The restaurant will welcome itself to the neighborhood by giving away free food to the first 100 customers who make it through the door. Sounds like a promising Halloween hangover cure, no?

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The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. Thursday and will give a free pulled pork "big barbecue" sandwich to the first 100 people at the joint. The store is a locally owned and operated outpost of the Texas-based franchise, which, for now, has very few Florida locations. The 2,000-square-foot, casual, sit-down restaurant is only the second Dickey's restaurant to open in South Florida.

All of the meat served is slow-roasted on premises, and selections include familiar selections like beef brisket, pulled pork, and pork ribs. Among the sides are choices like coleslaw, beans, mac 'n' cheese, and fried okra.

Boca franchise owner Carol Vu has said she chose to go with Dickey's, in part, to address a lack of "Southern barbecue" in South Florida. Will the new restaurant meat those needs? Let us know if you get your hands on one of those freebie sandwiches and what you think of the 'cue.



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Tricia Woolfenden