Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, and Schlotzsky's: Oh My!
Restaurants are a growing market nationally, too. John T. Evans Co prez John T Evans II says his company is working with MCrowd Restaurant Group CEO Michael Cox on the expansion of Mi Cocina and Taco Diner (we love the greatbrisket tacos) into Atlanta and DC. A few other markets will be announced soon, he says. Taco Diner just inked a 3,200 SF deal in Sundance Square's new Westbrook Building at 425 Houston St, Fort Worth, where John and Chad DuBose repped the tenant.
There's growing demand in DFW for fast casual restaurants, John says. His firm worked a handful of leases for Schlotzsky's (repped exclusively by Jim Jamerson), Jakes Uptown, and WU's Asian Bistro across Lake Worth, Fort Worth, Frisco, and Coppell. John and Preston Evans also repped the landlord in Twisted Root Burger Co's 4,358 SF lease in the Union at Carrollton Square (1111 S Main St, Carrollton;top dog Jason Boso is pictured at the SMU location). The Cambridge Cos' Carter Wilson repped the homemade pickle, root bear, and burger maker.
John says operators are also looking for new concepts. One of his Schlotzsky's franchisees also picked up a Dairy Queen concept called DQ Chill. His client is looking for locations to buy and build DQ Chill and Schlotzsky's on the same land, he says. There's a few sites in mind, but he's mum on the locations.