Texas’ Greenest Restaurant to Open Dec. 14 with Chef-Inspired Menu in Fast-Casual Format
Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) bellagreen™ American Bistro, Houston’s first Certified Green Restaurant™, continues its expansion in Dallas-Fort Worth with a second area location opening at The Shops at Legacy on Friday, Dec. 14.
The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. at 5717 Legacy Drive in Plano, marking the brand’s eighth location overall and second outside of the Houston area. An additional bellagreen is set to open in Plano at Preston and Park in early 2019.
“bellagreen uniquely offers the quality of a complete dining experience in a fast-casual environment,” said Jason Morgan, CEO of bellagreen. “Guests are raving about the food and service at our first DFW location at Walnut Hill & 75, and we are excited to open our first Plano location. Our mission is to make life and Earth more beautiful with every meal. At bellagreen, we are committed to supporting and improving the communities we serve by using high-quality foods and sustainable environmental practices.”
To celebrate its latest opening, bellagreen is launching a “Plano is bella” sweepstakes in which one lucky guest will win free bellagreen for a month. The first 500 entrants will also receive one free entrée. Enter to win on Facebook from Dec. 7 through Dec. 19.
bellagreen at The Shops at Legacy will bring a total of 30 new jobs to the market, with available positions on the management, culinary and hospitality teams. Interested candidates who are passionate about serving authentic food and protecting the earth are encouraged to apply at bellagreen.com/careers.
Since 2008, bellagreen has served hand-crafted American bistro favorites including a variety of scratch-made appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, pizzas, pastas and desserts. The brand was founded to provide great-tasting options for guests with dietary restrictions including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian. bellagreen recipes use the freshest and finest organic ingredients including chickpeas, spinach, flours, tomato sauce, quinoa, coffee and teas. The menu offers Best Agricultural Practices (“BAP”) certified seafood, locally-sourced Texas angus beef and an extensive selection of Sustainability In Practice (“SIP”) certified wines.
Notable menu items include the Honey Fried Goat Cheese & Arugula Salad, bellagreen’s signature Brick Chicken and a house-made White Chocolate Bread Pudding. bellagreen also rotates seasonal specials, made with Mother Earth’s goodness – such as Paleo Spaghetti Squash Bolognese. Each quarter, one seasonal special will be selected to benefit bellagreen’s local not-for-profit partner, Texas Trees Foundation. Contributions will fund the planting of tree seedlings across North Texas.
bellagreen also caters beautiful meals for any occasion and groups of all sizes. The catering menu can be customized to meet the dietary needs of every group. Those interested should contact Justin Audibert at 972-546-0402 or email CateringDFW@bellagreen.com.
As Houston’s first Certified Green Restaurant™, bellagreen strives to help its guests “Eat Well & Tread Lightly.” The eco-friendly restaurants operate in low-impact, environmentally green spaces that leverage water-saving devices, alternative power sources and green practices to maintain harmony with the environment.
The new 3,562-square-foot restaurant at The Shops at Legacy will accommodate 92 guests and feature an open kitchen and modern dining area with warm wood, unique artwork and moss accents. Repurposed elements will also be incorporated into light fixtures, tabletops and wall features to align with the brand’s mission to make life and Earth more beautiful. A 541-square-foot patio will seat an additional 36 guests and feature modern seating, warm wood accents and planters overflowing with wildflowers.
bellagreen at The Shops at Legacy will open daily for lunch and dinner and will offer brunch on weekends until 2:30 p.m. Restaurant hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. For additional information, please visit bellagreen.com.
bellagreen is a fast-casual American bistro that serves chef-inspired dishes made in a scratch kitchen with the freshest, finest ingredients. The menu consists of a variety of scratch-made appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, pastas, kid’s items and desserts. bellagreen is passionate about accommodating the dietary needs of every guest. This includes limitations due to allergies to gluten, soy, egg, dairy and nuts, as well as diet choices such as vegetarian and vegan. With six locations in Houston, one in Dallas and two opening soon in Plano, bellagreen is committed to creating natural, beautiful food while using sustainable restaurant operations to make life and Earth more beautiful with every meal. To learn more, please visit bellagreen.com or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with handle @eatbellagreen.