One of Dallas' original breakfast restaurants is opening a second branch after more than 30 years in business. Benedict's, which boasts a unique connection to Denver, is opening a branch in Plano, at Parkwood Boulevard, near the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and 121.
According to spokesman Richard Melton, the new branch will open in spring 2017.
Benedict's has been a breakfast pioneer, serving breakfast and lunch at its location on Belt Line Road in Addison since 1986. True to its name, the menu has 10 varieties of eggs Benedict, with toppings such as crawfish and salmon. There are also omelets, frittatas, and bountiful egg plates. Benedict's pre-dated the current explosion of breakfast-themed restaurants, such as First Watch and Yolk, that have opened in Dallas in recent years.
Benedict's is an offshoot of the original Benedict's in Denver. For all these years, Denver and Addison have observed an unusual dual-city existence.
"My father's former business partner lives in Dallas, so we've always had a lot of connections there," says Melton, who manages the branch in Denver. "The one in Dallas does pretty well, so we decided it was time to do another one."
Plano-Frisco was the most logical site, given all the development happening in the area. "What's going on in the Frisco area is amazing," Melton says.
Food and service at the Addison restaurant always earn high marks, and the menu will be the same as the other two locations. But the atmosphere at the Plano branch will see a significant upgrade. The Addison branch is known for its retro decor, with a peach color scheme, vinyl tablecloths, and plastic ivy, "like an IHOP stuck in a 1970s time warp, complete with a plastic carafe of coffee left at your table." But that won't last for long.
"Plano is going to look more like our Denver location, which has been remodeled," Melton says. "And once we get Plano open, we'll be remodeling the Addison location, too."