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Irving's Toyota Music Factory celebrates opening of first restaurant

Irving's Toyota Music Factory celebrates opening of first restaurant

Burger at Bar Louie in Fort Worth
Specialty burgers are ready to be ordered. Photo courtesy of Bar Louie

The action at the Toyota Music Factory is kicking in with the first official restaurant opening: Bar Louie, which marks its debut on September 15, with a grand toasting taking place at 4 pm.

Bar Louie is the first of 25 restaurants and entertainment concepts to open within the 250,000-square-foot entertainment destination located in the Las Colinas business district.

"We look forward to welcoming our new Irving neighbors as well as folks traveling to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and hope to become a favored destination among our new friends and guests," says general manager Mark Anderson in a release.

Bar Louie Toyota Music Factory, which is a very long name for a restaurant, features two outdoor patios, wine by the glass, local beer, cocktails, and an extensive food menu including shareable snacks and specialty burgers.

The chain was founded in Chicago in 1990 and is headquartered in Addison. This marks the seventh branch in DFW, with other locations in Garland, Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth. There are more than 125 locations across the United States.

It is perhaps not the most glorious eatery to come, but it gets points for being first. Other restaurants coming to the venue include Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse, Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Martini Ranch, Sambuca, Top Round Roast Beef, Uncle Gino's Cucina Italia, and Yard House.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub has announced an opening date of October 24, and Alamo Drafthouse 8 Screen Movie Theater will open before the end of the year.