In the coming weeks, DFW-based taco chain Velvet Taco will open its newest outpost inside Plano’s Legacy Hall.
The newest location is set to open at the food hall at Plano’s Legacy West development sometime this spring, according to a press release. It’s the tenth outpost for Velvet Taco, which made its Dallas debut in 2011, and has since expanded to Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, and Chicago. An Atlanta location is also in the works. At Legacy Hall, Velvet Taco’s space will include a new outdoor patio and pick-up window for quick service.
The menu at the Legacy Hall Velvet Taco will be decidedly more truncated than its other locations, with only five different tacos on offer. The popular chicken tikka masala, smoked brisket, and Cuban Pig tacos will be on the menu, along with a rotating weekly special and Velvet Taco’s elotes and red coconut curry queso.
It’s perhaps not surprising that Velvet Taco would land at Legacy Hall, which is operated by Front Burner Restaurants. Front Burner founded Velvet Taco in 2011, and currently owns Food Hall Co., which operates Legacy Hall. The restaurant group also just opened Son of a Butcher, a new burger stall, in the space formerly occupied by John Tesar’s Knife Burger.
Tesar, of course, did not depart Legacy Hall quietly. When he closed Knife Burger in February, the chef criticized Food Hall Co.’s management of Legacy Hall, saying that the revenue sharing agreement he signed with the company made it difficult for the stall to be profitable. Tesar isn’t the only chef to have left Legacy Hall in recent months, either — more than eight restaurants at the Hall have closed at the hall over the past year, though new stalls like Beijing Brothers, SusieCakes and Shayna’s Place are currently en route.
No official date for Velvet Taco’s Plano debut has been set just yet — stay tuned for more details.