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Yayoi Heads to Plano With Japanese Fried Chicken in Tow

The popular teishoku chain hits the ’burbs later this year

A teishoku-style lunch from Yayoi
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Fried chicken is certainly having a moment in Dallas’ restaurant scene, and there’s more than just Southern fried yardbird out there. The Dallas suburbs are already home to a number of Korean fried chicken joints, and now a massive Japanese chain will bring its unique style of bird to Plano.

CultureMap reports that Japanese chain Yayoi will open its first Texas location in Plano at 120 Legacy Drive. The restaurant serves up Japanese comfort fare, focusing specifically on teishoku-style dining, which means that all dishes for a given course are served at the same time. As such, you’ll get miso soup, rice and veggies alongside your fried chicken cutlet or bowl of noodles.

Yayoi is a sister concept to Yayoi-ken, a long-established teishoku chain that operates hundreds of locations in Japan, the Philippines, and a couple of U.S. outposts in California. According to its website, the Plano location of Yayoi is expected to make its debut in April 2017.