DALLAS – The family-run barbecue concept, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc., has announced the opening of its first Canadian location in Edmonton set for April 21. 

A local husband-and-wife team, Mohammed Hussain and Sadia Khan, own and operate the location and will celebrate its opening throughout the weekend. The Edmonton restaurant’s Halal menu will feature competition-style beef brisket, artisan beef sausage and more with southern-style sides like mac and cheese, fried okra, baked potato casserole, and more.

Dickey’s will give away 81 Big Yellow Tickets, each ticket gives the winners a years’ worth of free barbecue (terms and conditions apply) to celebrate the grand opening.

“We instantly fell in love with barbecue and more importantly the Dickey’s brand,” Hussain said. “We are excited to bring tasty, Texas-style barbecue to Edmontonians and the community we call home.” 

The new Dickey’s is located at 5125 Mullen Road NW, Edmonton, Canada. It will seat approximately 44 guests and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“There is a market for good barbecue in Edmonton with huge potential to open more locations in the region in the future,” said Jim Perkins, executive vice president of International Sales and Support at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. “I couldn’t be happier for Dickey’s as well as welcoming these incredible owner operators to the team.” 

“Since my family opened the first Dickey’s in 1941, we’ve made it our mission to serve as many guests as possible the very best barbecue out there,” Roland Dickey. Jr., chief executive officer of Dickey’s Capital Group added. “We are happy to partner with Mohammed and Sadia and welcome them into the Dickey’s Family.”