The bowls are coming, the bowls are coming: Char'd: Southeast Asian Kitchen, a baby chain with two restaurants in the DFW area, will open a third in Fort Worth proper, at 8901 Tehama Ridge Pkwy., in the Presidio Towne Crossing shopping center in north Fort Worth.
According to a release, it'll open September 19.
Char'd, which also goes by the name Char'd Kitchen or simply Char'd, features build-your-own bowls of Korean, Japanese, and Thai food, from red curry chicken to poke to bibimbap, which you can personalize with additional veggies and proteins.
Char'd is family-owned and operated by siblings Martin, Dominic, Joseph, Paul, and Mary Doan. Their passion for foods, flavors, and influences from different Asian cultures served as their inspiration.
Diners have the freedom to mix and match different Asian flavors, including Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean flavors, with customizable bowls, where they choose a base, protein, veggies, sauce, and toppings; or else choose a pre-designed bowl, such as Vietnamese Grilled Pork or Thai Red Curry Chicken.
The release says that Char'd is a great option for picky eaters, gluten-free, keto, or Paleo diets. Hey, who you calling picky.
In addition to bowls, the menu has steamed buns, spring rolls, poke, homemade ice cream, craft beer, and wine. Everything's made in-house using fresh ingredients.
They currently have locations in Mansfield and at CityLine in Richardson. In Fort Worth, they're taking over a space that was home to a Tom + Chee grilled cheese restaurant. (A similar concept called Texan Melts took it over, but they closed as well.)
Martin Doan, the majority owner, says they're excited to introduce Char'd to Fort Worth. They'll host a grand opening celebration on September 19 from 5-7 pm.
"We recently opened a location in Richardson, and we have plans to continue expanding and offering Southeast Asian cuisine to guests all over the United States," Doan says.