It's a dream come true for thrifty barbecue lovers.

On Thursday, Dickey's Barbecue Pit in San Ramon will have $1 Pulled Pork Big Barbecue sandwiches, served straight from the restaurant's smoker. The mouth-watering -- and cash-saving -- offer is good one day only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three customers will also win free barbecue for a year.

Dickey's opened in November in Crow Canyon Commons Shopping Center. The family-run, Texas-grown chain traditionally offers the $1 sandwich event to celebrate new store openings. Dickey's has outposts in 43 states.

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