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Fatburger launches Dallas ghost kitchen
FAT Brands, the company behind Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express, and Hurricane Grill & Wings, has launched a takeout and delivery-only ghost kitchen in Dallas serving food from the three brands, with Yalla Mediterranean to be added in the near future. The Garland-based kitchen is the first of its kind in the state, with future fat brands kitchens to be added to Houston and Austin in the next few weeks. Fatburger, known as the “last great hamburger stand”, is beloved for its made-to-order burgers with add-ons like bacon, onion rings, and fried eggs. Food from the restaurants can be ordered on Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub and Fatburger.com.
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company cooks up special pie for Cafe Momentum
A new menu item at Greenville Avenue Pizza Company helps benefit the work of Cafe Momentum, the organization that gives young adults coming out of juvenile facilities a year-long paid internship to learn the ins and outs of the restaurant industry. The pizza, topped with sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, jalapeño, and Buffalo sauce, is the result of a program in which GAPCo taught the interns how to make gourmet pies. The Cafe Momentum Pizza is available now through the end of November. Twenty percent of proceeds from the sale of the dish will benefit Cafe Momentum.
Southern California burger joint The Stand to expand to Dallas
The Stand, a Southern California fast-casual restaurant serving up “redefined” American classics like hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and frozen custard, is expanding to Texas, starting with two stores in Dallas. The two locations, in Uptown and North Dallas, are already under construction, and another 15 or 20 locations are planned for the next five years. The restaurant is known for its made-to-order dishes and unlimited customizations, as well as hyper-localized sourcing. According to Global News Wire, the company plans to partner with Texas-based meat and produce suppliers, bakeries, and breweries when it opens in Dallas.