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Here's an Arlington restaurant announcement that's good news for dogs and their humans

In a file photo, Oliver, Star-Telegram reporter Robert Philpot’s then-10-month-old Great Pyrenees, unsuccessfully attempts to break protocol at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Euless. Now that Oliver is even bigger, Lazy Dog has announced plans to open an Arlington location by the end of 2018.
In a file photo, Oliver, Star-Telegram reporter Robert Philpot’s then-10-month-old Great Pyrenees, unsuccessfully attempts to break protocol at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Euless. Now that Oliver is even bigger, Lazy Dog has announced plans to open an Arlington location by the end of 2018. rphilpot@star-telegram.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, known for its dog-friendly patio (which partly explains the name), plans to add a fourth DFW location, which will be its second in Tarrant.

The new location will be at 241 E. Interstate 20 in the Arlington Highlands shopping center. It is expected to open by the end of the year.

Lazy Dog opened a location in Euless' Glade Parks center in early 2017. The restaurant was founded about 14 years ago by Chris Simms, who is is also its CEO.

“We’re really a restaurant that’s focused on scratch cooking, innovative cuisine and a great bar program,” Simms told the Star-Telegram in 2017. “We’ve found that the dog-friendly atmosphere is a complement to the restaurant as opposed to the only thing we focus on.”

The chain is known for its large patios and its humans-only interiors, which are both inspired by mountain lodges. And for its extensive menu, which includes pizzas, noodle dishes, burgers and other sandwiches, a dessert section called "Sweet Tooth," a weekend brunch and a lot more. The Arlington location will also have a menu (and rules) just for the dogs.

The restaurant is one of four new Lazy Dogs in the U.S., all of which are expected to hire about 200 employees. Lazy Dog also has DFW locations in Addison and Plano. For more info, check out https://www.lazydogrestaurants.com

Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar, talks about his dog-friendly chain on Jan. 10, 2017, at the newest location, in Euless, Texas.

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