Fox Restaurant Concepts, the innovative restaurant group from Phoenix, Arizona, continues its affair with Dallas, this time via Flower Child, a hippie-ish healthy restaurant concept that will debut at Dallas' upscale Inwood Village shopping center. A spokesperson confirmed that the restaurant would open in "early spring 2017."
Flower Child will join other Fox siblings already in Dallas, including True Food Kitchen, The Henry, and North Italia, all of which have opened or will open within the next year.
Flower Child is cast as a "happy, healthy, chill vibe-y fast-casual restaurant," where wholesome and healthy food is served "in an environment full of happiness," with people "who love kombucha, start their mornings with a morning OM, and ride their bike to the farmer’s market."
FRC founder Sam Fox describes the concept as "not the little sister of True Food Kitchen, but instead the second cousin twice removed."
The restaurant takes over what was the Gap store, with a design that's reminiscent of a modern bohemian abode, with big windows and an open kitchen. A dedicated to-go area has beverages and family-size meals targeted especially for dinner.
The menu has wraps and bowls where you can mix-and-match grains, vegetables, and proteins. There's grass-fed beef, organic produce, salads, hot pots, lavash sandwiches, organic beer and wine, and kombucha on tap. The restaurant will accommodate diners searching for organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan items, for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
The arrival of a Flower Child in Dallas follows the recent announcement of Flower Child entering the Austin market; the Austin branch will open in fall 2016. At the same time, Austin will also get another Fox concept called Culinary Dropout, a gastropub.
There are currently four branches of Flower Child: three in Arizona, and one in California. Another branch will open this winter in Del Mar, California.
Fox has 15 other concepts, and many are hitting Texas. We already have a big presence of True Food Kitchen, with locations in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, and another coming soon to Plano.
Dallas will get a branch of Fox's all-day neighborhood-restaurant concept called The Henry, opening at Union Dallas, the residential-office-retail project under construction in Uptown.
And still another Fox concept moving in on Texas is North Italia, the company's "love letter to Italy." Austin and Houston both have locations, and another is scheduled to open in Plano, as well.