Monday, November 28 2022

If new fried chicken restaurants are your benchmark for prosperity, then times are good in Dallas: Three Lucky’s chickena Dallas-based chain specializing in Nashville-style fried chicken served in a retro environment, is in line to open in summer 2022.

Formerly known as Lucky’s Hot Chicken, but now without the “hot”, Lucky’s is the Nashville hot chicken entry of the Vandelay Hospitality Group, which debuted in East Dallas in 2020 in the iconic midtown building. century when Brinker International founder Norman Brinker opened his first concept, Brink’s Restaurant.

According to a statement, the three new locations are:

Webb Chapel will open first, July 11. Oak Lawn and Richardson will open in the summer of 2022.

Food
Lucky’s menu features chicken sandwiches and chicken fillets offered in four spice levels. Before it was five. Now four.

The Big Lou sandwich includes tenders, coleslaw, throwback sauce and pickles on a bun.

The Slider Combo includes tender and slider, with pickles and coleslaw.

Sides include mac and cheese, coleslaw and Howlin’ fries, tossed with a secret spice blend and topped with Lucky’s sauce and spicy ranch.

Groups can opt for Family Fare options which include packages for groups of 4 or 6 as well as platters of chicken fillets and a choice of sides.

Decor
The chain opts for a retro restaurant decor theme, with red and white checkered vinyl floors, oak slat booths, 60s aluminum countertops, vintage opal glass pendant lights and neon signage old.

The Webb Chapel and Richardson locations will also feature steering wheel controls.

Webb Chapel is in a former Long John Silver’s, across from the Ace Mart, and will be a 2,500 square foot space plus drive-thru.

Richardson is entering a former Quizno’s, which closed in 2021, and will be a 2,462 square foot space, also with drive-thru.

Oak Lawn will be a 2,400 square foot space dedicated to on-site dining; he goes to a former Einstein’s Bagels, which moved to 4113 Lemmon Ave.

They previously opened a second location in the Park Cities through SMU, but that just closed. They have slots provided for Pleasant grove, at an old Taco Bueno at 2630 S. Buckner Blvd.; and Grand Meadowat the Epic Northwest Crossing at Warrior Parkway and 161, which will be the first prototype built from the ground up, modeled after the original flagship in East Dallas.

Vandelay, whose portfolio includes East Hampton Sandwich Co., Hudson House, Drake’s Hollywood and DL Mack’s, has just opened Brentwood, an American restaurant, in the former Houston location near Addison.

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