May 7, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:22 pm

CT's second Dickey's Barbecue opening in May

A second Connecticut Dickey's Barbecue Pit is opening in Naugatuck, The Waterbury Republican-American reports.

Donna and Mark Ferrari plans to open their Dickey's franchise at 160 Rubber Ave. in a 12,000-square-foot portion of the same building that houses their former appliance store. Though they sold the appliance store, Mark and Donna, who live in Middlebury, still own the building, the paper said.

The new restaurant is scheduled to open in about two weeks, she said.

The space in which the restaurant will be located was last occupied by a hair salon, she said.

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is the nation's largest chain of fast-food barbecue restaurants. Since selling its first franchise in 1994, the chain has expanded to the point where there are now 220 Dickey's restaurants in 40 states.

The first Dickey's in Connecticut opened its doors on Main Street in Bridgeport last December.

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