Brand Champion: Ken Lynch
Ken Lynch worked in IT nearby the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dickey’s became a Thursday favorite for everyone in his office. When his company faced a layoff, Ken thought Dickey’s Barbecue Pit would be a great opportunity for him and his family.
“We would look forward to our Thursday lunch every week,” said Lynch. “There wasn’t anything else like it in the area in regards to the quality of the food and the price point.”
Lynch smoked meats as a hobby for years and loved the idea of serving authentic barbecue. He set out to learn more about Dickey’s Barbecue before opening his first location in Stroudsburg in September of 2013. He also owns the Philadelphia location.
“I visited with Meg and she showed me how all of the meat was prepared and I was impressed by how much work the Dickey’s franchises put into serving great barbecue the right way,” said Lynch. “I was sold on the fact that I could turn my hobby of smoking meats into a career and get involved in the community with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.”
Ken loves to give his store in Stroudsburg a family touch with a cup station set-up for children to play with at the store. To give back to his community last year, he donated a total of 2700 pounds of food to a local homeless shelter. He’s also given Dickey’s Big Yellow Cups to a local arts studio.
“When Mrs. Dickey visited my store she loved the Big Yellow Cup station,” said Lynch. “I enjoy having the opportunity to give back with Dickey’s Barbecue and I look forward to getting involved with the Philadelphia community at my new store.”