Three people will win free barbecue for a year when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens Thursday at Keesler Air Force Base.
This is the company's second restaurant on a military base. This store will be at Keesler's food court.
A drawing will be held at noon for the year's worth of barbecue. People can enter by signing up for the company's "Big Yellow Cup Club" loyalty program. Those who don't win still will receive points for purchases that can be redeemed for free barbecue.
Thursday: Guests receive a free Big Yellow Cup with reusable travel lid and straw
Friday: Proceeds from Dickey's signature potato chips will benefit Barbecue, Boots & Badges, Dickey's charitable foundation benefiting first responders
Sunday: Kids eat free.
Owner/operator John Lockett started his career in the Air Force as an airman in the 334th Training Squadron Gators and spent two tours at Keesler Air Force Base.
"Now, I have the opportunity to be a part of Keesler once again, both as a retired veteran and business owner," he said.