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Richardson's CityLine adds cool new pop-up restaurant concept

Richardson's CityLine adds cool new pop-up restaurant concept

The Halal Guys
Halal Guys will be on the menu at Fooda. The Halal Guys/Facebook

CityLine, the flourishing complex in Richardson, has added an interesting new dining option for lunch: Fooda, a pop-up that serves food from different restaurants.

Founded in Chicago in 2013, Fooda is a tech concept that basically delivers restaurants to your office. Companies and individuals join Fooda to get food brought to their office building.

The pop-up will debut at CityLine on May 9. Marketing director Jessica Robertson says that they're always looking for cool, cutting-edge things.

"Pop-up dining options are very trendy right now because of the variety of quality, affordable food from top-rated local restaurants offered on a rotating basis," Robertson says in a release. "Fooda offers an excellent variety of some of the best restaurants in Dallas for people that want a quick and delicious meal."

Although they're calling it a pop-up, it'll be permanent. It will operate out of CityLine Kitchen at 1201 State St., Mondays-Fridays from 10 am-2 pm. Every day, a different restaurant will come on-site and serve lunch from its own unique menu.

"It's like a little mini-catering on-site," says CityLine spokesperson Abby Waldron. "We are loving it in our office. The menu is generally a little smaller than what they serve at their restaurant, but it's nice to have something different every day."

Fooda currently has 25 different Dallas-area restaurants on rotation, with more added each month, including Chick-fil-A, Freshii, the Halal Guys, Resident Taqueria, and many others. Daily menus can be found at Fooda/CityLineKitchen.

Alex Grace, Fooda's Dallas director, says that it's the perfect fit for what CityLine is doing. "CityLine is an ideal location with daily commuters and visitors that are looking to mix up their lunch routine," Grace says.

Other regular lunchtime restaurant options include Coal Vines, Edoko Sushi & Robata, Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine, Good Union Urban BBQ, Jasper’s, Tom+Chee, and Tricky Fish. Let's not overlook those.