There's a new concept coming to Dallas from the hugely successful Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Concepts: Doughbird Pizza & Chicken, which combines different styles of pizza and chicken with sauces and unexpected ingredients, is opening a location at 5560 W. Lovers Ln. in the Inwood Village complex where its sibling restaurant Flower Child also resides.
It's a long ways off: According to a release, the restaurant will open in 2025.
Dallas loves Fox Restaurant Concepts, which has opened restaurants here such as Flower Child, The Henry, and North Italia, and which will also open the first Dallas location of its Culinary Dropout gastropub in the Design District in 2024.
“Our restaurants are all so different, and that’s the amazing part of bringing new concepts to cities with sister restaurants,” says Fox Restaurant Concepts founder Sam Fox. “We’re excited to continue growing this fan favorite to more Dallas neighborhoods, and we can’t wait to bring amazing pizza, chicken, and great drinks to Inwood.”
Fox founded Doughbird in 2017, opening the first location in Phoenix. The chain is small, with only four locations so far: three in Arizona and one in Nashville. This will be the first Doughbird not only in Dallas, but in Texas.
The menu features two styles of pizza: regular round pizzas as well as Detroit-style square pan pizzas in varieties such as:
- Aviator, with pepperoni, Italian sausage, Nueske’s bacon, crushed tomato sauce and mozzarella
- Copper Hat, with prosciutto, goat cheese, Medjool date, salted pistachio and arugula
- Sweet potato & Brussels sprouts, with ricotta, fontina, honey, and oregano
Chicken comes two ways: rotisserie or fried. It can be ordered with sides such as mashed potatoes & gravy, crinkle fries, mac & cheese, Napa coleslaw, broc & broccolini with lemon & parmesan, cauliflower polenta, Caesar salad, or crispy Brussels sprouts.
There are also appetizers like chicken noodle soup, Lebanese hummus, and wings; salads and sandwiches; and entrees such as chicken pot pie, prime rib, chicken Bolognese, and caramelized cauliflower.
They don't specify whih suite, but the restaurant is anticipated to host a large bar, serving wine, local beer, and creative cocktails such as the Spicy Blackberry Margarita, with Blanco tequila, habanero pepper, tajin, and lime; and The Local, with strawberry infused vodka, French grapefruit liqueur, lemon, and sparkling wine.
Their goal is to be the go-to neighborhood joint for everything from a family meal on the fly for a backyard picnic to celebrations and date nights.