OKC, next time I am near the original Central Expressway location I will stop in and talk to the manager on duty and tell him/her about this thread. Then I will ask the question and... sample it for myself.
It might be awhile... as it's had going back to BigD when I live out here in paradise. :~) Shawster
Hello! I'm from the DFW sprawl, and I used to eat at Dickey's several times a month with coworkers. As to the OP's question: I don't think they use liquid smoke in the sauce. It's just really tangy red sauce - a little spicy, a little sweet if you try the sweet variety. I've always liked it. The food can vary a bit by location, but I;ve never had bad food or service at a Dickey's. For the price and the speed, it's pretty awesome. I'm going tomorrow to get one of their $1 pork sandwiches, so I'll give you a definitive answer about the sauce.
Just a quick note to say I'm still interested in your report on the sauce used in Dallas area Dickey's. If it does not have liquid smoke, then they are using different sauces around Dallas as opposed to my locale. Or maybe different sauces are used around Dallas also at other than the original location.
As I said I don't recall liquid smoke at DFW but I'll sure check next time I come in or go out on Delta. I supppose there is still a Dickey's location near Gate 14.
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