Openings

Air Force Veteran Duo Opens Their Fourth Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Residents of La Junta can find their newest Dickey's location at Red Lion Hotel, 1325 East 3rd St. La Junta, CO 81050.
Bob and Barbara Rusnak
Owners Bob and Barbara Rusnak open their fourth Dickey's Barbecue Pit location in Colorado.

Dickey's Barbecue

Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens in La Junta Thursday, February 16 with four weeks of specials and giveaways, including free barbecue for a year for three lucky guests. To enter to win, guests can either use hashtag #1FreeYearofBBQ on any social media page, order online or sign up for the Big Yellow Cup Club to receive loyalty points and members-only specials. 

The first four Thursdays after opening, Dickey's will offer the first 50 guests a complimentary special treat. On Fridays, the new store will offer 50 percent off meals for uniformed first responders, and guests will have the opportunity to donate to Dickey's charitable foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges. On Sundays, kids eat free at Dickey's with every purchase of an adult dine-in meal of $10 or more.

"The Dickey family congratulates Bob and Barbara Rusnak on opening their fourth Dickey's Barbecue Pit location," says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "Dickey's is growing rapidly nationwide and we are proud to continue our expansion in Colorado, where Dickey's opened its first franchise outside of Texas in 1998."

Doors open this Thursday and guests can enjoy the grand opening events over the next four weeks:

Thirsty Thursdays— All guests will receive a free iconic Big Yellow Cub with a reusable travel lid and straw. The first 50 guests will also receive a complimentary special treat.

Philanthropy Fridays— "You Give, We Give": guests who donate to Dickey's charitable foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, will receive a gift card in appreciation for supporting Dickey's foundation. Uniformed first responders also receive 50 percent off their meal.

Singer/Songwriter Saturdays— Enjoy live music from local musician, Sergio Alex Perez.

Kids Eat Free All Day Every Sunday with the purchase of a $10 dine-in meal per adult.

The Rusnaks, after retiring from the United States Air Force, have been with the Dickey's Barbecue Pit family for five years. They are hoping to turn their now four locations into a growing family business by bringing their son into the equation. "We are excited to open this new location and have the opportunity to serve the residents of La Junta," says Bob Rusnak. "The Dickey's brand has grown so much in our years as owners and we are happy to see where it goes in the future."

Residents of La Junta can find their newest Dickey's location at Red Lion Hotel, 1325 East 3rd St. La Junta, CO 81050. The phone number is 719-383-3943. 



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