3 ghost kitchens hit Dallas-Fort Worth with burgers, wings, and bowls
A large DFW restaurant group is jumping on the virtual “ghost” kitchen trend, in which restaurants outsource delivery concepts to keep their kitchens busy during the pandemic.
Consolidated Restaurant Operations, which owns venerable restaurants like III Forks, Cantina Laredo, and El Chico, has unveiled three virtual kitchen concepts, each dedicated to a single kitchen: burgers, wings, and healthy bowls. These delivery-only kitchens are now open and serve the DFW area.
Here are the details:
Hashtag wings. This concept, cleverly called social media, is all about wings, and in four ways: buffalo, garlic and herb parmesan, sweet Thai chili and chipotle barbecue. A batch of five wings is $ 8. A dozen costs $ 18. A side of hashbrowns is $ 3, and blue cheese and ranch dipping sauces are 60 cents.
Artisan burger. The burger concept uses Angus beef in its quarter-pound burgers. There are four offerings: The Craftsman ($ 12) with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, and cucumber; Smoked Gouda Bacon Melt ($ 12); the truffle and mushroom burger ($ 13) that comes with fried onion strings; and the veggie burger ($ 10) with homemade lentil cake.
Artisan bowls. They make chef-made bowls using seasonal ingredients at prices ranging from $ 9-14. Offers include: the Steakhouse Bowlwith fillet, potatoes, asparagus, tomato, bacon, spring onions, almonds, white balsamic vinegar and Creole mustard dressing; and the Vegetarian poke bowl with sweet potato, beetroot, wild rice, cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, coriander, sesame and ponzu sauce. There is a Creole salmon with wild rice, pumpkin and zucchini; and Tuscan kale with baby cabbage, goat cheese, dried cherries, pepitas, fennel and apples in a mustard vinaigrette.
The food from these three kitchens is only available by delivery. You can order through third party partners like Grubhub, Door Dash, Favor, and Uber Eats.