UPDATE 3/23/2021: The addison location of Mendocino Farms opened on March 23.
An upscale sandwich chain from California that promised to expand its footprint in Dallas is following through: Mendocino Farms has signed on to open a location on the border of Addison, at 5290 Belt Line Rd.
The restaurant will open in at the Prestonwood Place shopping center, which is undergoing a big renovation that includes an update to the facade; additional office space; and a 15,000-square-foot park. Current tenants include Flower Child, Shake Shack, Chipotle, and The Great Outdoors.
A spokesperson for the center confirms that the concept will open in early 2021.
Mendocino Farms is known for sandwiches, both classic and trendy. The concept was founded in Los Angeles in 2005 with a mission to combine an inclusive dining experience with chef-driven food and a sense of hospitality.
They made their Texas debut in Houston, followed by Dallas in November 2019, when they opened a location at 2000 Ross Ave. in downtown Dallas.
- "Not So Fried" chicken, a lighter version of a cold fried chicken sandwich with shaved chicken breast rolled in Mendo’s "krispies" (a polenta-based buttermilk batter fried separately to maintain crunch), herb aioli, mustard pickle slaw, and choice of warm barbecue sauce or Southern-style remoulade
- Mendo's original pork belly banh mi, a play on the Vietnamese classic made with pork belly, pickled daikon and carrots, and fresh jalapeño on toasted ciabatta in place of the traditional baguette
- Farm Club, an elevated take on the club sandwich with shaved turkey breast, avocado, bacon, mixed greens, and house pickled red onions on soft, seeded whole wheat bread
- Saved Drake Farms Salad, with shaved chicken breast, honey, herb-marinated goat cheese, pink lady beets, green apples, dried cranberries, crushed honey roasted almonds, red onions, mixed greens and chopped romaine with citrus vinaigrette
- Avocado & Quinoa Superfood Ensalada, with butter lettuce and romaine, kale, house-made superfood krunchies (crunchy fried quinoa, millet, heirloom red rice, and nutritional yeast), Cotija cheese, and a black bean, roasted corn, and jicama succotash
Thre are many vegan options, including:
- Taco salad featuring Impossible plant-based chorizo
- Southwestern spiced Impossible burger
- Vegan banh mi with organic marinated, baked tofu
- BBQ tempeh sandwich with tangy mustard-pickle slaw
The menu provides a legend to the diverse array of offerings that can be ordered gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian. The chain also offers an order-ahead option online, where you can grab your order from a pickup shelf.
"Mendocino Farms is so much more than just a place to get a great sandwich," says Kevin Miles, Mendocino Farms CEO (and Dallas native) in a statement. "Our goal is to be a neighborhood gathering place for co-workers, friends, and families to come together over uniquely delicious, fresh, and seasonal food."