Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is adding to its South Sound footprint with the opening of a Gig Harbor location.

The Dallas-based restaurant franchise already enjoys a sizeable South Sound imprint, with eateries in Kent, Auburn, Tacoma, Puyallup and Bonney Lake. Located at 4726 Borgen Blvd., Bldg. D, Suite B & C, The new location will be owned and operated by Dr. Thomas “Doc” Driver, who is opening his third location near the Olympic Peninsula.

“I'm excited to give the people of Gig Harbor their very own and long-awaited location, where they no longer have to travel to Poulsbo or Port Orchard,” said Driver. “It has been a welcoming experience to be a part of the Dickey's growth happening in Washington and I can't wait to welcome the guests of Gig Harbor.”

“We are proud of the exponential growth Dickey's is experiencing in the Washington state,” added Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are proud to have owner/operator Doctor Thomas Driver (Doc) as a part of the Dickey's family and bringing the brand to greater heights with Washington's 24th location.”