Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the first Dickey's location in Rolla, plans to open their doors this summer with slow-smoked meat cooked on site.

The authentic Texas-style barbecue will be available for the community at an expected date of Monday, June 18, according to owner of Larson Construction, Jim Larson, who is the contractor for the business located at 1040 Kingshighway.

The restaurant will be open Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and offers Brisket Mac Tacos, Beef Brisket Classic Sandwiches, cookies, pies and Jalapeño Cheddar Kielbasas, to name a few items on the diverse menu.

What is the secret to success for the locally owned business?

The franchise is family owned by Debby West, along with business partner, Debbie Hudson. The restaurant will offer a warm and open ambience, along with hometown values at their restaurant -- treating each customer as family is the end goal.

“The three will be on site every day to connect with the community while offering free food for children on Sundays and treating every customer as a V.I.P,” stated Larson, who is excited for the mouthwatering Beef Brisket offered on the menu that the Rolla community will be able to dig in to.

What to look forward too?

Free ice cream every single day, and children eat free every Sunday. The family-owned and operated restaurant included Debby West and Hudson completing weeks of training at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit headquarters where they both learned the art of creating slow-smoked, tangy barbecue. The two are bringing their distinct knowledge of smoked barbecue to the community.