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Posted on: May 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Lands Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Location Set to Open September 2018


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit buildout should be completed by Labor Day, hiring is expected early September and doors are expected to open in late September.

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 or register for City of La Marque e-notifications for updates, including grand opening and hiring events at


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


About the City of La Marque

La Marque, Texas, is strategically positioned 15 miles southeast of Houston and serves as a southern anchor for the economically strong Houston-Galveston region. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at 

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