California-based Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe is continuing its Midwest expansion, opening this week in Oklahoma City at 6001 N. May Ave. It’s the fourth Pickleman’s in Oklahoma —other locations are in Norman, Stillwater and Edmond — and the seventh run by franchisees Allen and Brittany Wills.
“We’re thankful for every piece of the puzzle that moves us forward, our team is strong and our customers are the absolute best,” Brittany Wills said in a company press release. “This location means a lot to us, not only is it in the heart of a great city — it’s our first drive-thru in Oklahoma. Allowing us to serve customers in a new and faster way, meeting the needs of families, business workers, the medical community and more.”
The store is decorated with pictures from around Oklahoma City, giving it a neighborhood feel; customers will likely see the mascot, Big Dill, around the cafe or dancing in the drive-thru.
“We really want the community to be at home in their local Pickleman’s, we sponsor kids sports teams, offer fundraisers and group catering to meet our guests in every aspect of life where good food can make a difference,” Wills said.
Founded in 2006 by Doug Stritzel, the chain has nearly 30 locations.