Mortar + Pestle craft cocktail bar to also debut in Dallas-Fort Worth
Curry Up Now will expand to Texas a result of a new six-unit development agreement. New restaurants will arrive in the Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth markets starting next year. In addition, the Indian fast-casual chain will introduce its Mortar & Pestle craft cocktail bar with several of these openings.
The Curry Up Now menu reflects an experimental take on Indian cuisine, which has helped the chain grow to 11 locations with three cocktail bars. Guests can choose from Burritos, Bowls, Sexy Fries, which is a “poutine of sorts,” Naughty Naan, Quesadillix—the chain’s spin on a quesadilla, tacos and other fusion dishes. The menu also features Indian street food snacks as well as Thali Platters, Kathi Rolls, and Bhel Puri, which are more traditional dishes.
In March, franchise partners Ankita Mehta, Kamlesh Modi, Ratnakar Mody, and Aryan Vig will open their first Curry Up Now restaurant in The Grandscape. It is part of a retail complex in The Colony, Texas, which serves as a multi-use entertainment, dining and shopping destination. The new Dallas-Fort Worth restaurant will also feature a Mortar & Pestle craft cocktail bar.
The chain’s agreement with the franchisees calls for a total of four locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and another two in Austin.
“We’re proud to continue Curry Up Now’s expansion to Texas with our new franchisee and are thrilled to be bringing our restaurant to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin,” said Akash Kapoor, founder and chief executive of Curry Up Now.
Ankita Mehta, the woman behind the ‘Life Love & Curry” blog, is excited to bring the Indian concept to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a place where she was born and raised.
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