Yee-haw! Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Coming to State College

They say everything’s bigger in Texas Benner Pike.

Texas-based barbecue chain Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is set to open at 333 Benner Pike (behind Barnes & Noble) later this summer, as first reported by the Centre Daily Times. Dickey’s has 280 locations in 43 states, including five others on the eastern side of Pennsylvania.

Dickey’s specializes in sandwiches, meat platter, and of course, barbecue. Also on the menu: “meats by the pound” and a “gallon of tea.”

“State College is a great area for Dickey’s because it is a forward-thinking area, always on the edge of innovative and better ways of doing things,” owner Jay Rhodes said to the CDT. “It’s a town not afraid of trying something new. But, it is also an area of tradition, family and deeply rooted values.”

Rhodes, a Penn State graduate and Altoona native, has lived in Texas for the last decade and Dickey’s soon became his favorite restaurant after moving there. After all, you can’t throw a rock in Dallas without hitting a Dickey’s it seems.

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Rhodes expects the restaurant to open no later than July 20, a much needed niche since Prospector’s closed.


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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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