Colorado-based Smiling Moose
Deli is adding a second North Texas franchise and bringing its mix of hearty
sandwiches and salads, fresh-made soups and specialty coffees to UT Arlington’s
College Park District.
The fast-casual restaurant that includes
former Dallas Cowboy Daryl “Moose” Johnston as a partner is expected to open at
UT Arlington in November. The company opened a Carrollton outlet in 2011 and plans
to open locations in Frisco and Denton in the next year, said Jennifer Frank, managing
partner of Smiling Moose Deli DFW.
“We love the college environment
and the diversity of the restaurants in the College Park District,” Frank said.
“We will dominate the specialty coffee, sandwich, soups and salad category, but
we also love that we will be next to a frozen yogurt shop and tacos.”
Smiling Moose Deli will occupy
2,100 square feet off South Pecan Street and becomes the seventh College Park
District restaurant. Coolberry Frozen Yogurt is expected to open this month immediately
north of the deli. Digg’s Taco Shop is scheduled to open to the south, also in November.
Pie Five Pizza Co. opened at
Pecan and West First Street last month. Other College Park District restaurants
will open throughout the fall and include Mavs Sports Grill, GRIP Mediterranean
Grill and Pho Xpress.
Retail space remains available
in the College Park District. For leasing information, please contact Jack
Burgher of SRS Real Estate Partners at Jack.Burgher@srsre.com
Frank got her first taste of
Smiling Moose during a Colorado ski trip and knew the preservative-free breads,
generous sandwiches and vegetarian options would be a hit in North Texas. UT
Arlington location hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breakfast fare features wraps, bagel sandwiches, muffins and pastries.
College Park District customers
should appreciate the restaurant’s menu of Segafredo coffee and espresso. The
Italian coffee brand has popular locations in New York and Florida.
For more information about
Smiling Moose Deli DFW, visit www.facebook.com/SmilingMooseDFW.
For more about UT Arlington’s
College Park District, visit http://www.uta.edu/collegepark/.
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