It doesn't seem possible, but somehow there has never been a Pei Wei in Euless — until now.
The Asian fast-casual chain will open its first restaurant in the increasingly buzzy mid-cities burg at 2511 State Hwy. 121, with a date set for May 17.
"We couldn’t be more excited to bring Pei Wei’s new prototype to our home state of Texas, and the Euless community has been a great partner," says Pei Wei president Jim Lebs in a statement.
It's the 61st location in Texas; the closest is in Hurst on Precinct Line Road and 183.
The new Euless store is the sixth of the chain's "tiger" prototypes, which features a new Tiger logo and incorporates the company's "Wei Forward" approach. They're pushing transparency, including listing their ingredients and touting that they're minimally processed and free of artificial color and preservatives.
Menu offerings include wok classics featuring rice, noodle, and salad bowls, along with bento boxes, lettuce wraps, and sushi. Dishes are easily customized for a variety of palates and diets, including gluten-friendly and vegetarian. Pei Wei owns and operates restaurants in 20 states.
New dishes on the menu include fried rice with chicken; a Mongolian flank steak bowl with grass-fed beef; and cauliflower fried rice, in which the "rice" is made from cauliflower.
Other new elements include digital menu boards, a larger-than-life mural of real Pei Wei wok chefs, 100 percent reclaimed wood wall finishes, decorative steel accents, grab-and-go coolers, and Blue Sky beverages made with 100 percent cane sugar.
The restaurant will hold a festive event on May 17 with an appearance by their Tiger mascot, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and giveaways.