Dickey's Barbecue Pit is modifying its menu for the first time in 50 years by adding a new permanent signature meat— Spicy Cheddar Sausage. Originally created as a limited-time option, Spicy Cheddar Sausage debuted nationwide in February to rave reviews. The last time Dickey's added a signature meat to their menu was in 1952.


"Our Spicy Cheddar Sausage is packed with heat, but it has just enough kick to complement the rich cheddar. It is a mixture that just can't go wrong and I'm thrilled that it's now a permanent option on the menu," Dickey's Corporate Chef Tyler Riddle said following the official announcement.

"Our new menu item adds spicy flavors to the polish-style sausage," he added. "Hints of roasted garlic, cracked black pepper, and old world spices can be tasted, but we also loaded it with a fiery mix of fresh peppers, hearty chunks of cheddar, and a tantalizing blend of smokin' spices!"

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, Dickey's decided to make Spicy Cheddar Sausage permanent in all stores. This marks the first menu change in 50 years and the first spicy item Dickey's has offered customers.

"We have a breakthrough," Vice President of Operations, Corby Cronin said. "With all of the positive feedback from customers, we were anxious to update the menu and make Spicy Cheddar Sausage a permanent option in our stores across the country."

The original location opened in 1941 in Dallas, TX and began franchising in 1994.

Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit