There's barbecue coming to Dallas City Hall: A Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open and operate the first full-menu, sit-down dining option at 1500 Marilla St. in downtown Dallas.
A spokesperson for the Dallas restaurant chain confirms that a Dickey's will occupy the entire seventh floor cafeteria space and feature a full menu of Texas barbecue, plus breakfast and dessert.
Dickey's was founded in 1941 and has more than 500 locations around the world.
"We're grateful to the Dallas community for giving us our start over 77 years ago, and we're proud to partner with the city hall of Dallas who shares our passion for serving the community," says CEO Roland Dickey Jr. in a statement.
The city put out a Request For Proposal (RFP), and Dickey's was awarded the contract on June 12. Construction will begin on August 1, with an opening scheduled for September.
The location will have a cafeteria-style setup where you "move with the food," and a chopping block where you specify what kind of meat you want before moving down a table of sides.
"It'll have the full Dickey's menu offering, and also breakfast, since people at City Hall get up pretty early," a spokesperson says.
In addition, there will be a grab-and-go area of items already prepared.
Dickey's is accustomed to doing business in unexpected places such as malls and gas stations, but a government facility is new ground.
"We are the first sit-down dining option in City Hall, bringing together two Texas legends," she says.
Once open, the location will operate Monday-Friday from 7 am to 3 pm. And if you're a City Hall employee, you get a 30 percent discount.