The Irving-based restaurant group that owns the Uncle Julio's chain is getting on the "ghost kitchen" trend with Savage Burrito, a virtual kitchen that delivers burritos, bowls, and salads.
According to a release, Savage Burrito was created to fill a need for high-quality delivery options accessible from apps such as Door Dash, Grubhub, Uber Eats or Postmates. It will operate as a virtual kitchen with no physical location, and will be available only via those third-party delivery companies.
They're launching in Grapevine first, but will roll out more widely across Dallas-Fort Worth in the coming weeks.
The food will be prepared in Uncle Julio's kitchen, and will emphasize from-scratch cooking and bold flavors. Tortillas will include flavors such as salsa, jalapeno, and Cholula flavored.
Signature items include:
- The O.G. with choice of mesquite grilled steak, chicken, or vegetables, plus avocado, chipotle crema, jack cheese, white rice, black beans, roasted corn, sautéed peppers and onions
- The Notorious P.I.G. with marinated pork carnitas, white rice, black beans, roasted corn, pickled jalapenos, pico de gallo, lime crema and jack cheese on a salsa tortilla
- Nashville Hot Chicken with hand-breaded chicken wrapped in a Cholula tortilla
- Savage Garden, a vegetarian option with eight slices of avocado
Once the burritos are wrapped, they'll be lightly pressed to create a perfectly-crisp texture. You can also create-your-own, whether it's a burrito, bowl, or salad, exactly as you want. Prices start at $7.50.
There are also chips and salsa, white Hatch chili queso, guacamole, and churro bites with chocolate sauce, a dozen bites to an order.
Margaritas to go are available as Frozen Margarita Pops, and come in boozy traditional, hibiscus or mango flavors, frozen into a slushy pop.
You can also get cans of Corona Familiar, Corona, and Modelo Especial, or non-alcoholic drinks such as Mexican Coke, Mexican Sprite, Jarritos Pineapple, Mandarina Mexican sodas, or Topo Chico.
To celebrate its launch, Savage Burrito is hosting a special pop-up drive-thru event at the Uncle Julio’s in Grapevine at 1301 William D. Tate Blvd. on October 15 to feed first responders and healthcare workers.