Dickey’s Celebrates Grand Opening Event Wednesday

Dollar Sandwiches Offered with a Chance to Win Free Barbecue for a Year at Raleigh Location

Raleigh, NC, November 29, 2010 --(PR.com)-- GMW Carolina, Inc. the company that locally owns and operates the area Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations in Cary, Durham, and now Raleigh, is celebrating their Grand Opening on December 1, 2010 from 10:45 a.m.- 2 p.m., starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA). This DRA ribbon-cutting ceremony is an opportunity for member businesses to introduce themselves to the community and is intended to celebrate a grand opening, a recent remodel, or relocation of a business.

“Grand Opening event are always fun and a great way for new customers to try us for almost free,” Vice-President GMW Carolina, Inc. Maureen Woloszczuk. The Big Barbecue Sandwich that regularly sells for $5 can be made with 7 out of the 8 juicy hickory smoked meats. “Customers rave that we are one of the few places they can get barbecue that is still smoked on premises with real wood. They also tell us they are impressed with the variety and quality of sides we offer,” Mrs. Woloszczuk’s business partner and husband, Gregory Woloszczuk, said.

CEO and Co-Founder of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey will be live and onsite with Carolina’s Greatest Hits KIX 102.9, giving away big-ticket prizes. At least 2 people will walk away with free barbecue for a year and a barbecue buffet perfect for an office party, tailgating event and more.

The location is also partnering with the Raleigh Rescue Mission between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a fundraising event. They will collect canned food, blankets, or cash during the grand opening to help ensure that the area’s homeless can have a safe holiday season.

About GMW Carolina, Inc.
The Woloszczuk’s company, GMW Carolina, Inc, is also an Area Developer for North Carolina, working with Dickey’s Barbecue parent company to bring as many Dickey’s to North Carolina as it will hold. “There is a lot of excitement around the Dickey’s brand right now,” Mrs. Woloszczuk said. “Just a few months ago there were only 2 locations in all of North Carolina, now there are six.” Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is also located at 200 Crossroads Blvd, Cary and 5318 New Hope Commons Drive, Durham. Both locations are locally owned and operated by GMW Carolina, Inc.

About the Downtown Raleigh Alliance
The Alliance is the official nonprofit organization designated to manage and promote Downtown as a regional center of commerce, tourism, and livability. Through its dedicated Board of Directors and professional staff, the Alliance team provides a comprehensive array of programs designed to build on the strengths of the Downtown business district. The programs are categorized into five main areas: Clean & Safe Ambassadors, Marketing & Events, Economic Development, City Plaza Management, and Advocacy. The Alliance was created in 1996 by a coalition of community advocates, corporate leaders, and government officials. Our website is www.YouRhere.com.

About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc
The first Dickey’s Barbecue opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX. The original location is still open for business and Dickey’s Barbecue is still owned and operated by the Dickey Family, Even today, Dickey’s still slow smokes all of their signature meats overnight in every restaurant. Despite the poor economic climate, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has quickly become the largest barbecue chain in the country. While other businesses are closing shop, Dickey’s is opening its doors coast to coast with 134 locations now open in 32 states, and 18 more set to open before the end of 2010.

Dickey’s only began franchising in 1994 and the company’s annual growth rate over the past 2 years is averaging 35 percent, according to company officials. “While the price point of our food is low, the cost to open a new Dickey’s location is also very affordable,” Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. President Roland Dickey, Jr. said. “We are offering people around the country a chance to become their own boss without the initial financial scare. In turn, these new stores are employing lots of people who otherwise would still be looking for jobs.”

Source: Dickey’s Barbecue (www.dickeys.com)

GMW Carolina, Inc
Maureen Woloszczuk