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Restaurant Famous for Barbeque Opens in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Another new restaurant has opened in the Tri-Cities.    The kick-off came Monday morning and it all started with a pig in a convertible.

For those who love barbeque, the pig likely gives it away.  Wilbur, as he's known, is the mascot for the restaurant Famous Dave's, a nationally known chain restaurant. 

Besides being a bonus for the taste buds, Famous Dave's is also good for the Tri-Cities economy.  156 employees have been hired; and those workers on hand for the 'rib' cutting (they don't cut ribbons at Famous Dave's) made a lot of noise.  Assistant manager Tim Stuart said it was all in the plan,

"It was a pep rally.  We're all about ribs, and we just have fun being down here.  It's a lot of fun here.  We're a rib joint.  We just have a good time.  We're loud; we're boisterous; we cheer.  It's fun!"

Famous Dave's is on West Gage, close to the Columbia Center Mall with PF Chang's is next door and Sonic drive-in just blocks away.