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 Pollo project started in 2020 as a food cart, but is growing rapidly, with new locations in Austin and Houston in addition to his hometown San Antonio.

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.

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