The world's largest barbecue franchise is coming to Olympia.

“After visiting Texas and eating at Dickey's Barbecue we knew that we wanted to own our own,” said franchise owner Gina Young. “We're excited to be bringing authentic barbecue to Washington.” The new store will be at 1001 Cooper Point Road. SW, Suite 175, near the state capital and Evergreen State College. Young said she hopes to open her location in early August.

Dickey's opened more than 66 stores last year and is planning to add 100 new locations in 2012.