Meat U Anywhere BBQ has started construction, Bread Winners Café and Bakery & The Quarter Bar isn’t far behind and the town of Trophy Club is poised to make another restaurant announcement soon.
Meat U Anywhere started construction on the 7,100-square-foot restaurant last month and expects to open in late spring or early fall, said Steven Glickman, assistant town manager for Trophy Club. The town’s first new restaurant in 10 years will be on Trophy Club Drive next to the 7-Eleven.
"Our residents have been clamoring for some type of restaurant or retail," Glickman said. "Anything within our town limits that they can hang their hat on. We’ve gotten great feedback almost unanimously not only for Meat U Anywhere, but Bread Winners as well."
It’s the second location for Meat U Anywhere, the first being in Grapevine.
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The restaurant will seat about 100 people, about twice as many as the Grapevine location, owner Andy Sedino said. One part of the dining area will be available for rent for parties and special events. The site could even host weddings, rehearsal dinners and corporate events using tents, Sedino said.
Between the two locations, Meat U Anywhere will be able to smoke 6,000 pounds of meat per day, including 300 briskets, Sedino said.
"We’ve been so blessed to have been awarded huge corporate functions in the early days as a catering company and that’s given us the capacity to be able to consistently smoke Texas BBQ," Sedino said.
The restaurant’s interior will have a West Texas ambience.
"As our saying goes, ‘We ain’t messin’ around,’ see ya’ll soon in the spring of 2016 in Trophy Club," Sedino said. "Keep an eye out for our opening on Facebook and follow us on Twitter."
The site plan for Bread Winners was approved by the Town Council Tuesday. Construction will start soon and it could open by September 2016, Glickman said. The restaurant will be on the Texas 114 frontage road near Trophy Wood Drive and the future joint Police/Town Hall Facility.
The restaurant will be two separate buildings, Bread Winners on one side and The Quarter Bar on the other with a courtyard in between.
Both Meant U Anywhere and Bread Winners have been in Trophy Club’s crosshairs for years.
And that’s just the beginning.
Glickman said the town will announce another destination restaurant in the next month or so.
In recent years, Trophy Club officials have taken it upon themselves to kick start economic development by purchasing land so they can control the development, Glickman said.
There’s a two-acre tract next to Bread Winners and another five acres between the Baylor Medical Center and Hampton Inn that are both prime for development.
"There’s going to be more than one in the future," Glickman said.
That’s in addition to the Homewood Suites and Holiday Inn that are both nearing completion also on Trophy Wood Drive. The Homewood Suites will open in early 2016 and Holiday Inn will open by spring.