Featured Member: Dickey’s Barbecue Athens

Business Name
Alicia Purdy, Dickey’s Barbecue Athens

When and where was your business founded?
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was founded in 1941 with the first location opening in Dallas, TX.

Why did you start your business (background information, initial objectives)?
I always wanted to own my own restaurant so I jumped on the opportunity as soon as it presented itself.  The timing was good for me so I bought this one.

Why did you choose to locate your business in Athens, Georgia? Why did you become a member of the Athens Chamber?
I brought an already existing restaurant into Athens because I have always been in love with the town and the people in it. Becoming a member of the chamber was the best way to get involved with the community through my business.

How can other chamber members best support you this year?
I hope other chamber members can support me by helping me figure out how to grow my business since I’ve never owned a restaurant before.

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