PEARLAND, Texas — Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced on Sept. 27 that it is adding a third location in Pearland, Texas, a suburb of Houston later this fall.

Franchisee Rob Ray already operates two Dickey’s locations in Louisiana, but decided to open up a third one in the Houston area.

"We are always very proud when passionate franchisees, such as Rob, continue to open more Dickey's locations and spread the love of Legit. Texas. Barbecue," said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. "We look forward to seeing Rob's success with his new location in Pearland."

Rob Ray opened up his first Dickey’s location in Lake Charles, Louisiana in Nov. 2016.

"We have had a great time working with Dickey's these past few years," Ray said. "Houston has been experiencing such amazing growth, that we felt Dickey's should be a part of it. We built the store from the ground up and we are very proud to be showing it off in the near future."