THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - Developer brings food-only project to older Richardson stretch
In July, Dog Haus, a gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger chain based in Pasadena, Calif., announced a 20-restaurant franchise deal for North Texas that includes a restaurant park location.
“Having a destination where people will go to gather and spend time made a lot of sense for me,” said Ron Ryan, the North Texas franchisee for Dog Haus and head of Texas Wurst Restaurants LLC. “Having other restaurants around creates a synergy, it brings people to the area, even if they’re undecided” about which restaurant to pick.
“It's interesting to have a collective effort to bring people to the site, and then the restaurants in the site will sort out what their share” will be, said Ryan, former vice president of operations for Dallas-based Maggiano’s Little Italy.
The Richardson restaurant cluster includes more than 1,000 feet of frontage along Central, where more than 330,000 cars a day zip by, Hermansen said.
It’s on a stretch of roadway that contains few restaurants compared to, say, the Dallas North Tollway.