La Marque, Texas (May 15, 2018) - A new 2,165 square-foot Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location is set to open at La Marque Crossing in September 2018. La Marque Crossing is anchored by Walmart Supercenter at the corner of Interstate 45 and FM 1764. The restaurant will take an endcap space closest to Panda Express. New franchise owners Dave and Lesa Covert have been residents of Galveston County for more than 20 years and are excited to open and own their own business in La Marque.
“We chose this location because of the power corner,” said Dickey’s co-owner Dave Covert. “This is THE Walmart and THE Sam’s for everyone from La Marque, Texas City, Santa Fe and Hitchcock – it really draws from all of southern Galveston County. Panda Express, I-HOP, and Waffle House have all invested in this corner and that says something.”
The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location is expected to generate six full-time jobs and six part-time jobs.
“For some of our positions, we’ll be targeting College of the Mainland students,” said Covert. “The schedule is flexible and allows them to attend classes during our slow times.”
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers dine-in, drive-thru, catering, online ordering and holiday meals. For information, visit www.dickeys.comor register for City of La Marque e-notifications for updates, including grand opening and hiring events at connect.cityoflamarque.org.
About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant. The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and home style sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded to more than 550 locations in 45 states. In 2016, Dickey's won first place on Fast Casual's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list and in 2017 again won a top 10 on the list. Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, and Nation's Restaurant News. For more information, visit www.dickeys.com.