The first Dickey's BBQ outside of Detroit opens today in Traverse City.
Dickey's will employ over 30 people, and has a seating capacity for nearly 50 inside and out.
Kids eat free on Sunday with a $10 adult purchase.
According to the Record Eagle:
"The first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchise north of suburban Detroit will make its debut in the Campus Plaza on Thursday.
Traverse City will be the ninth location in Michigan for Dickey’s. The Dallas-based chain operates 560 locations in 43 states.
“It’s a fast-casual barbecue restaurant,” said Andre Bushell, who co-owns the Traverse City location, 1201 E. Front St., with Loren Akerman. “At the end of the day it’s all about convenience, getting your food quick.
“To be able to have a great product in a fast-paced environment is what Dickey’s is all about when you go to barbecue. It’s something northern Michigan has yet to have, so it was a great idea to bring it.”
Bushell and Akerman own three other franchise locations under construction in the Grand Rapids area. Bushell said adding another restaurant in a place like Gaylord may be a possibility."