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Healthy Dallas restaurant chain with drive-thru gets a new start in Frisco

Healthy Dallas restaurant with drive-thru gets a new start in Frisco

salads, Start restaurant
Start out with salads. Photo courtesy of Start

A Dallas healthy restaurant chain is spreading its salads to Frisco. Start Restaurant, the quick-serve concept founded in 2012 by a Park Cities mom, will open its third location at 5533 Old Lebanon Rd.

A release says that Frisco will open on August 13.

Start's first location opened in August 2012 on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, and was created by mother, wife, and former attorney Erin McKool to meet the growing demand for healthy, from scratch food on the go, after her own fruitless search for a quick but healthy drive-thru option.

The restaurant will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ingredients such as eggs, milk, and even sugar are organic. The release says that meat and eggs are from humanely raised animals, although they do not quantify that statement. The animal products are not raised on hormones, antibiotics, or treated with nitrates.

Salads have house-made dressings. There are wraps in whole wheat, spinach, or gluten-free tortillas. Coffee is from locally roasted beans and blended with choice of organic milk, soy milk, or almond milk. Burgers are from grass-fed beef, and there are gluten-free and vegetarian options.

While organic and natural foods have become more available in full-service or hybrid restaurants, it is rare to find anything organic or scratch-made in a drive-through format.

The name was selected to suggest a first step toward eating better on the run. Start also has a indoor dining and a patio.

"We are thrilled to be opening store #3 in the booming Frisco area," McKool says. They're usually either excited or thrilled.

"We took time to carefully choose this location and are grateful for the already enthusiastic response," she says.