UPDATE: After months of anticipation, The Biscuit Bar has an opening date in the Stockyards' Mule Alley. The restaurant will open Wednesday, August 26 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, according to an August 18 release. Grand opening events, including outdoor concerts, will take place August 28-29. For more information, visit mulealleyfortworth.com.
A biscuit-themed restaurant is executing a big expansion in Dallas-Fort Worth with five locations set to open in 2019, including one in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Called The Biscuit Bar, it's a fast-casual concept with a menu centered around biscuits that was founded by husband-and-wife Jake and Janie Burkett. The couple opened their first restaurant in Plano in 2018, followed by a second location they opened near Southern Methodist University in May.
The Biscuit Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week offering biscuits, tots, and beer on tap.
The menu features both savory and sweet biscuit sandwiches made in house; tots, which can be customized; plus a bar with cocktails, local beer, cold brew coffee, and kombucha, all offered on tap.
According to a release, the couple drew comfort from friends' meals that included biscuits, following the death of one of their newborn twins in 2016. They created a do-it-yourself biscuit bar, and were inspired to do a restaurant with that theme.
Here are the details on the upcoming locations:
The Stockyards. The Biscuit Bar is headed west to Fort Worth's National Historic District, the Fort Worth Stockyards, where it will be a tenant at the Mule Alley redevelopment project, at 122 E. Exchange Ave. This location will be rustic and will "keep it dusty," the release says.
Deep Ellum. The Biscuit Bar will open at The Epic, the mixed-use project at 2550 Pacific Ave., combining office, residential, and hotel. This location will sport an industrial design and interior, with late-night hours to address the late-night neighborhood.
Arlington. The chain has leased a 3,000-square-foot space at Champions Park, Arlington’s newest entertainment district overlooking AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park. It will feature a two-story exterior patio, a multitude of TVs, happy hour, and reverse happy hour.
Coppell. They'll do a location at the intersection of Sandy Lake and Denton Tap, with an all-weather patio system that can be used throughout the year.
Abilene. They're also opening a location in Abilene, at Allen Ridge, the city's first multiuse lifestyle center that's part of a joint venture with Abilene Christian University.