Vegan fast food restaurant gets a fresh start on Greenville Ave in Dallas
An innovative vegan fast food concept specializing in fried “chicken” sandwiches is coming to Dallas. Called Project Polloit’s a young, growing chain from San Antonio that will open its first Dallas location at 4814 Greenville Ave., the space previously occupied by healthy fast-food chain Start.
(The location also briefly housed a seafood restaurant called Caribbean’s Shark, which was the for less than a year.)
Project Pollo founder Lucas Bradbury said he was working to open the restaurant by mid-February.
It was an extended trip that made Dallas-area vegans eager and impatient. The restaurant was originally scheduled to open at 6857 Greenville Ave. in 2021, but factors like COVID-19 and good old Dallas got in the way.
“We encountered many obstacles as contractors were not obtaining permits for work done prior to our lease,” a spokesperson said.
When the new location became available, they quickly picked it up. It will have many advantages, including ample parking and valuable drive-thru. They will also have a full bar and live music.
The menu centers on “chickenless sandwiches” such as the Spicy Project, featuring breaded fried chicken with spicy garlic buffalo sauce and ranch, served with a pickled jalapeño.
Other menu items include burgers, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, salads, a chicken Caesar wrap, and loaded “papas” — fries topped with queso, jalapeno, and chicken tenderloins.
Breakfast options include a chicken burrito, chicken and waffles, and a chicken biscuit.
“Pollo” is an exclusive soy-based chicken substitute that you can fry or grill.
Fans love their lush sauces and the decadent nature of dishes such as their macaroni and cheese, made with vegan cashew-based cheese.
Bradbury previously worked for a chain of convenience stores running concepts such as Dunkin and Which Wich, and was inspired to create the concept after encouraging his parents to adopt a plant-based diet for health reasons.
Its mission is to make plant-based food more accessible to all, story the San Antonio Current that they want everyone, regardless of income bracket, to be able to afford a plant-based lifestyle.
“Our concept isn’t about profit, it’s about people and access to plant-based foods at an affordable price,” says Bradbury.