A crucial gap in Dallas-Fort Worth's kolache supply has been filled with the opening of Kolache Factory in Richardson, at 2051 N. Central Expwy. The bakery opened on October 3 in the space off US-75 previously occupied for many years by Canyon Creek Art & Frame, which has relocated to Campbell Road.
This is the 57th location for the Katy-based franchise but it's the first store to open in Dallas County. Go Dallas County. Four other locations in the area are all in Collin County, including two in Plano, one in Frisco, and one in Murphy.
The owners of the Richardson store are David and Gabriela Stephenson, who also own the store in Murphy. Their long-term plan is to open up to three more stores in the Dallas area.
"We know there are a lot of kolache lovers in Dallas County and it was time to bring a store closer to them," David says in a release.
Kolache Factory's menu includes sweet options such as apple, blueberry, cream cheese, cherry, lemon, peach, and strawberry.
Savory options include bacon and cheddar, brisket, chicken enchilada with cheese, "spinach dip," ham and Swiss, Italian chicken, jalapeno and cheddar, pepperoni pizza, Philly cheesesteak, sausage and gravy, sausage and cheese, and sausage with jalapeno and cheese.
There's a menu of egg kolaches filled with egg and cheese, combined with various meats such as bacon, ham, and sausage, as well as one with egg, potato, and cheese. Their No. 1 seller in the egg category is the Ranchero, with scrambled eggs, ham, picante sauce, jalapenos, and cheese. Much cheese.
They have Polish sausage; cinnamon rolls; muffins; croissants; and "strudel niks," with choice of apple or black forest filling.
Stephenson has been a fan of Kolache Factory's Czech-inspired pastries stuffed with fruits, cheese, and meat for 20 years, especially unusual selections such as the cheeseburger kolache.
The bakery's breakfast and lunch hours from 6 am–2 pm allows him and his wife to place a priority on family and bring something they love to DFW.
Kolache Factory was founded in 1982 in Houston and is privately owned and operated and headquartered in Katy.
Other locations are in Austin, and in towns outside Texas including Indianapolis; St. Louis; and Overland Park, Kansas.