Couple Expands Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Washington with New Location in Covington

Couple Expands Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Washington with New Location in CovingtonNewest Location Celebrates with Three Day Grand Opening

Couple Expands Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Washington with New Location in CovingtonGary and Megan Depping got into the barbecue business in 2012 when they opened their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location in Auburn. On Thursday October 30 at 11 a.m., the former Burger King executive will open his third Dickey’s Barbecue location in Covington. To celebrate, the new location in Covington will host a three day grand opening event that includes a $500 gift card giveaway.

“I think Washington State might love Texas-style barbecue more than any other state besides Texas,” said multi-unit owner, Gary Depping. “My wife and I have loved our experience working with the Dickey’s Barbecue team and are excited about our new location in Covington.”

Thursday, the first 50 guests will receive gift cards worth up to $50. Friday, the party continues with all day Dickey’s Barbecue Pit merchandise giveaways including t-shirts, sunglasses and koozies. On Saturday, radio station 94.1 KMPS will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. when the new location will serve up $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. One lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners receive free barbecue for an entire year.

Gary Depping spent 28 years working as an area manager for Burger King before deciding to open a Dickey’s Barbecue franchise. The Deppings own additional Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations in Auburn and Tacoma.

The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Covington is located at 27149 185th Avenue Suite 113 and the phone number is 253.243.7697. You can follow along with this location on Facebook.

For Dickey’s Barbecue franchise opportunities call (866) 340-6188 or visit

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey with the goal of authentic slow smoked barbecue. Today, all meats are still slow smoked on-site in each restaurant living up to the company tagline, “We Speak Barbecue.” The Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise offers a quality selection of signature meats, home style sides, tangy barbecue sauce and free kids’ meals every Sunday. The fast-casual concept has expanded to over 450 locations in 42 states. This year Dickey’s Barbecue was recognized for the third year by Nation’s Restaurant News as a “Top 10 Growth Chain” and by Technomic as the “Fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country.” For more information, visit or for barbecue franchise opportunities call 866.340.6188.