Richardson is set to get smoky with a new restaurant, Good Union Urban Barbeque, coming to the CityLine complex. Slated to open in fall 2015, it'll be the first location of Good Union, which is a sibling chain to Bone Daddy's.
Good Union (GUUB?) is the latest in a string of new restaurants announced for the 186-acre mixed-use project at the intersection of George Bush Turnpike and Plano Road.
The restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the One CityLine building at 1150 State St., where it will serve up all the meats: brisket, pork, sausage, ham, turkey and ribs. Side items include smoked beans, coleslaw and potato salad.
Everything will be made fresh daily and served on a first-come, first-serve basis. This includes meat smoked on an indoor fire pit equipped with special ventilation to accommodate the building, allowing for a smoky flavor without overwhelming guests.
"We wanted to provide that authentic quality of food you would find if you were driving through the Texas Hill Country," says owner Ted Beaman.
Colin Fitzgibbons, vice president for complex developer KDC, said that the price and concept fit in with what they've previously announced, which includes such far-ranging concepts as Jasper's, Top Pot Doughnuts, grilled cheese restaurant Tom+Chee, pizza chain Coal Vines, Taco Diner, Pei Wei, Modmarket and Luna Grill; the latter is a relatively new-to-Dallas chain from San Diego. Other new tenants include Fish City Grill and Hollywood Feed.
"What is really impressive about the Good Union team is their extensive operational experience and commitment to authentic Texas barbecue," Fitzgibbons says.
A release describes Good Union's service style as a hybrid model, "where guests can control their experience by placing orders at a counter at their convenience. Food and drinks will be hand-delivered to tables" (as opposed to delivered by a robot or another body part such as a foot?). That sounds a lot like fast casual.
A patio will face the central plaza where guests can enjoy craft beers and premium cocktails from the full-service bar while listening to live music in the park.