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Pretzel Purveyor Auntie Anne’s Debuts Its First Drive-Thru Location in Dallas-Fort Worth

Plus, Hudson House heads to Las Colinas and more DFW dining intel

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Auntie Anne’s debuts its first drive-through location in North Texas
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Pretzel purveyor Auntie Anne’s has a drive-thru in North Texas, and Twitter is going bonkers over it

Beloved pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s has debuted its first drive-thru location right here in Dallas-Fort Worth. According to a press release, the location at 809 Woodbridge Pkwy, Suite 100 in Wylie is the chain’s first to offer its hot, buttery pretzels through a drive-thru window.

In a show of impeccable timing, a tweet from user @bassbutterflyyy, whose account has since gone private, went viral this week after suggesting that Auntie Anne’s stop wasting its time in the dying world of shopping malls in favor of drive-thru locations slinging hot, buttery pretzels. “I would be there every damn day,” the user wrote.

In fact, with retail moving online and shoppers staying home due to COVID-19, Auntie Anne’s had already been plotting a move out of malls. A May 17 story in Restaurant Business details the opening of the first drive-thru, which is run by local franchisees and shares space with another food court staple, Jamba (formerly known as Jamba Juice).

Top Chef winner Hung Huynh to collaborate for Uncommon Ramen’s June series

Chef Hung Huynh, who won Bravo reality cooking show Top Chef in 2007, will collaborate Uchibā chef Rhonda McCullar for Uncommon Ramen’s June menu. The menu will consist of two dishes, a $21 bowl of ramen with five spice short rib, enoki mushrooms, and marinated egg, and a $13 vegetarian bowl with five spice king trumpet mushroom. The menu will also include a greyhound shandy cocktail. Uncommon Ramen is a monthly series in which McCullar collaborated with celebrity chefs. Past collaborations have included top Texas chefs Chris Shepherd, Aaron Franklin, and Tyson Cole.

Hudson House is headed to Las Colinas

Fresh off the news that Hudson House is opening its first location in Houston, comes word of another expansion. The restaurant, known for its ice cold martinis and juicy burgers, will open an outpost in Las Colinas in Fall 2021. The restaurant, at 5904 North MacArthur Boulevard, will be the fourth in DFW, and will feature a wrap-around bar, massive outdoor patio, and a private room for events,. No word yet on an exact opening date.