Family-owned burger chain hits ritzy Dallas neighborhood shopping center
A small fast-casual Dallas burger chain is about to get a little bigger: Haystack Burgers & Barley is opening a location in Dallas' Preston Forest Shopping Center, at 11700 Preston Rd #732. They're going into what was previously an art gallery, and according to a release will open December 12.
Haystack is from husband-and-wife Kevin and Jenny Galvan, who launched the concept in 2013. Jenny has a sales and marketing background which complements Kevin’s food and beverage expertise. He's the fourth generation in his family to own and operate restaurants, and has worked for Houston’s and Pei Wei.
This marks the fifth Haystack, joining locations in Richardson, Lakewood, Hillcrest Village, and Frisco. Even though they're a chain, Kevin says in a statement that they love being a part of the local community and make each location unique to the neighborhood.
The menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and milkshakes.
Starters include fried pickles, fried mozzarella, chicken stuffed jalapeños, and chips with salsa, queso, and guacamole. The stuffed jalapeños and queso are third-generation recipes from Kevin’s family.
Burgers come topped with ingredients such as bacon, haystack onions, cheddar cheese, barbeque sauce, American cheese, 1000 island dressing, jalapeño escabeche, pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo and, in the case of the Chicken Fried Burger, jalapeño-bacon cream gravy.
Other sandwiches include a Reuben, grilled cheese, chicken sandwich with Swiss cheese, and a hot dog on a challah bun topped with chili, cheddar, relish, and haystack onions.
On the "barley" side are a dozen beers on tap featuring rotating local DFW beers. Exclusive to the Preston Hollow location will be four wines on tap, 2 reds and 2 whites. Their signature cocktail is a frozen drink with Maker’s Mark, orange juice, lemonade, and tea.
The location has seating for 99 inside plus a 500-square-foot patio with seating for 44.
“Kevin and I do all of the design work ourselves and it is one of our favorite parts of owning Haystack," Jenny says. "We make sure each location has a unique design that fits the personality of the neighborhood.”