The Dickey Foundation Awards Grant to Kerrville Police Department

Grant will help with a new addition to the officer squad, a K9 to succor the crew

Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  On Friday, April 29 at noon, at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Kerrville (881 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028), The Dickey Foundation will present a grant to help fund the Kerrville Police Department with an essential canine officer. It is important to have a canine addition to the officer squad team, to ensure the protection and assistance of our first responders.

The Dickey Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, awards grants to provide first responders with critical protective equipment, safety gear, and overall support. We want to ensure that these first responders have everything that they need to help make their job easier and more importantly, safer.

“The Dickey Foundation is all about giving back to first responders who put their lives on the line every day while serving our local communities where we live and work,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We’re beyond thrilled to present the Kerrville Police Department with this much needed grant to ensure they are equipped and staffed properly to safely and effectively help their community.”

The Dickey Foundation is proud to help strengthen local first responders by providing them with critically important safety equipment and support to ensure the quality of their work and the safety of their lives. As a family, we have set aside a grant donation valued at $5,000 to guarantee the success of the officer squad.

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About The Dickey Foundation

The Dickey Foundation, the charitable arm of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, supports first responders in communities across the United States. The foundation provides safety equipment such as protective armor, firefighting suits, rescue gear and overall support for local first responders. Although its reach is national, the efforts are extremely local and dedicated to the first responders who put their lives on the line every day while serving our communities.

About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by the Dickey family. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests in 44 states Legit. Texas. Barbecue. At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why our name isn’t BBQ. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers eight slow-smoked meats and 12 wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. Dickey’s Barbecue 550 locations across the United States and eight other countries.

Dickey’s was named to Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains list and USA Today 2021 readers’ choice awards. Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, been named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur and named to Hospitality Technology’s Industry Heroes list. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in Nation’s Restaurant News, was recognized by Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list and honored by Dallas Business Journal. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and QSR Magazine. Dickey’s Barbecue is part of Dickey’s Restaurant Brands which has more than 700 restaurants nationwide including brands Wing Boss, Trailer Birds, Big Deal Burger and bbqathome.com. DRB is led by CEO Roland Dickey Jr. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.

Contact:
Lauren Tweet
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
469-594-3723
ltweet@dickeys.com

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