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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit coming soon to Westpark™ Plaza Shopping Center

IRVINE, Calif. (January 2016) –  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the authentic Texas-style barbecue restaurant, will open at Westpark Plaza Shopping Center in February. 

“Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a great addition to the growing selection of dining options at Westpark Plaza Shopping Center,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “We are excited to bring this family-friendly restaurant to the Irvine community.”  

Serving quality hickory smoked barbecue since 1941, every Dickey’s location smokes all of its meats on-site, including beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish sausage, pork ribs, turkey breast and chicken. With an extensive array of sides ranging from jalapeño beans, baked potato casserole and macaroni & cheese, Dickey’s offers customers home-style flavor with a family-friendly atmosphere.

Currently, Westpark Plaza Shopping Center is home to Café Rio Mexican Grill, Smashburger, MOD Pizza and Luna Grill. 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will be located next to Café Rio. 

About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 36 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Hopdoddy Burger Bar, American Tea Room, Sushi Roku, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Mendocino Farms, Nespresso, Urban Decay, Nike Women’s and more. For more information, please visit

About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 530 locations in 43 states. Dickey’s was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.