Second Dallas acts for East Hampton Sandwich Co., Becks Prime and Capriotti's
The restaurant business must be good right now. Chains that are fairly new to Dallas are in expansion mode, with second and third outlets being announced all over.
East Hampton Sandwich Co.
A second location of East Hampton Sandwich Co. will open at The Shops at Legacy this summer, in the old Au Bon Pain space on the north side of Legacy Drive. The first Dallas-area branch opened in Snider Plaza in October 2012. It is best known for its lobster roll, but East Hampton also has other sandwiches such as roast beef, turkey and fried chicken.
Au Bon Pain closed at the end of April, says a Shops at Legacy spokeswoman. It was the first standalone store around Dallas — as opposed to the branch at the airport — so it's kind of sad it didn't last.
The Houston-based burger chain is opening a restaurant in a very prominent location at 4002 Oak Lawn Ave., across from Equinox fitness center, in what used to be Andretti Motors. A spokesman said the branch will open in September.
This is the third Becks. The first Dallas location opened at Preston Road and Forest Lane in July 2012, followed by a second location on Greenville Avenue in February. Becks seems apostrophe-challenged; shouldn't it be "Beck's"?
This sub sandwich chain is starting to show up all over the place. New restaurants will open in the next week on Luther Lane in Preston Center and in the Mercantile Building on Main Street in downtown Dallas. The first downtown branch opened in July 2012 in an Old Magnolia Oil gas station.
When a phone call was placed to the first downtown branch to inquire about the status of the second, the Capriotti's employee asked very suspiciously, "Maaayy I ask who's calling?" And then put me on hold for a consult with the manager. Because giving out information about other branches opening is hush-hush stuff.