Local Japanese Grill Cooking Up More DFW Spots

F&F Japanese Grill
F&F Japanese Grill | Image by F&F Japanese Grill

Texas franchise restaurant F&F Japanese Grill could open in Plano as soon as next year, according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

Founded in 2013 in Las Colinas, the company operates 11 restaurants in Texas, including locations in Fort Worth, Frisco, Lewisville, Irving, and Addison.

Other openings in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area are planned for Denton, McKinney, and Highland Village, according to the company’s website. A Lubbock restaurant is also on deck.

The filing indicates that the project will bring with it approximately $200,000 in construction costs as it renovates a space within Dallas-based Billingsley Co.’s Beacon Square development at 565 Coit Rd., Suite 600. The work is set to begin in December, with construction expected to be delivered next June.

The “finish out” project covers 1,668 square feet, according to the state filing.

F&F’s menu features such items as chicken, steak, tofu, salmon, and shrimp bowls, squid, seaweed, steak, and chicken salads; and pork wraps. Its food truck, F&F Express, was put into service in 2016 and offers a similar menu.

According to a January report by the National Restaurant Association, Texas restaurants delivered a $95.1 billion economic impact to the state in 2022. More than 54,000 stores employ over 1.4 million workers, representing 11% of the workforce in Texas. The report shows that by 2030, the state is projected to add another 225,300 food service jobs.

Dallas-based Bear Design Build is listed as the design firm on the filing for the new Plano location of F&F Japanese Grill. Bear Design Build’s portfolio includes concepts across Texas, such as Frisco ALE House, Korean Chicken House, Chauncer’s, and Sushi Masu.

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