Last Thursday, Dickey's Barbecue in Mandan finally opened.

If you went, you noticed you weren't alone. But you stood in line, placed your order, made your payment and went on your way. You were most likely satisfied and may have plans to return.

But what went on behind the scenes is something else. With the long lines and high demand, Dickey's Barbecue needed to have enough inventory to meet the large number of customers.

In a news release from Dickey's Barbecue, they state that the new Mandan location was running low on inventory and when the necessary stock was not available at normal distribution centers, they had to turn to the corporate team for help.

And the corporate team pulled through. From the news release:

Dickey's corporate purchasing team immediately searched the country for stock, arranged truck rentals and travel, and negotiated pricing. President of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., Renee Roozen, even had her husband in Colorado and father in Minnesota ready to drive trucks if stock could be found in those markets. Ultimately, the stock was found in Nebraska and a member of Dickey's corporate support staff volunteered to give up his off days to fly from Pacific Northwest to Nebraska to pick up a truck, and then drive 12 hours to North Dakota to complete the miracle.

Amazing what the folks at Dickey's are willing to do for us here in the Bismarck-Mandan area. We thank you for going above and beyond to keep our cravings satisfied and our stomachs full.

I guess you can say that Dickey's is willing to 'brisket' all for us. (Get it? Brisket instead of risk it?)

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