Second Location of Omar Flores’ Whistle Britches Coming to the Shops at Willow Bend
CBRE announces Whistle Britches, a scratch kitchen featuring primarily chicken-based entrees from top Dallas and James Beard Foundation award semi-finalist chef Omar Flores, has leased 4,100 square feet at The Shops at Willow Bend Restaurant District for its second location.
The Richardson-based restaurant expects to open at 6121 W. Park Boulevard in Plano in February 2018. It will be one of six to eight new restaurants at Willow Bend’s expanding restaurant district, which is part of a $125 million renovation and expansion at the mall. In 2016, the company opened its first location in Dallas at 6110 Frankford Road housed in an old, converted Sonic Drive-In with large roll-up doors leading out to an inviting wood-decked patio.
“We are excited to help Whistle Britches grow their concept at The Shops at Willow Bend,” said Greg Pierce, Senior Vice President, CBRE. “The new restaurant district at Willow Bend is a prime spot for their second location and with the addition of great tenants such as The Crayola Experience, Equinox health club, and the Plano Children’s Theatre, we believe Starwood will be able to pull off something exceptional at Willow Bend. To be an integral part of the great mix of restaurateurs coming into this project is a testament to the creative mind and dedication to exceptional, high-quality dishes Chef Omar is regarded for.”
Mr. Pierce and Ryan May with CBRE in Dallas represented Whistle Britches in site selection and lease negotiations.
Whistle Britches is a full-service, dine-in restaurant with signature dishes such as fresh buttermilk biscuits, chicken and waffles, and gochujang chicken wings with catchy names like Sir Mix a Lot, the O.G., and Swine So Fine. The restaurant also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The new location will feature a full service bar offering a local craft beer selection and inventive cocktails.
“We can’t wait to bring Whistle Britches to The Shops at Willow Bend this winter,” said Alec Marshi, co-owner. “Our menu offers a new take on the homemade dishes we all know and love and we are truly ecstatic to grow our unique concept with this new location.”