Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dickey's is a national-chain, "fast-casual" barbecue joint. However, this place first opened in Texas about 70 years ago. While waiting for my connecting flight at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport in Texas, I decided to check out this barbecue establishment for myself.

Dickey's has over 170 locations in over 40 states (and more locations will be opening in the future, including one planned for Hawaii). Despite the national reach of this chain, the corporation is still family-run, with Roland Dickey, Jr. (the third generation of Dickeys) becoming the privately held company's president in 2006.

I ordered a pulled pork sandwich with a side of cole slaw, with BBQ sauce on the sandwich ($7.45; $8.06 with tax).

Pulled Pork Sandwich w/side of cole slaw
(Dickey's Barbecue Pit)

The sandwich was OK, really average overall. The pork was not bad, but was dry and lacked any flavor or smokiness. I thus had to rely more on the BBQ sauce for the flavor, but the man preparing the food didn't put very much sauce on there. Party foul indeed!

I thought the slaw was fine. Refreshing and crunchy here, not very creamy (which for me is a plus).

The man working the counter likes the brisket and even gave me a free sample. It was OK again, but I must note he cut off the part of the brisket with flavor and handed me the inside (that did not have as much flavor). Come on dude, you know very well (hopefully) that the ends are where it's at for flavor! I will say, the dude was a nice guy.

Average experience at best here. Then again, what more can I expect from a "fast-casual," franchised establishment? 4.5/10

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