Industry News | April 6, 2017

Piada Will Open Fourth North Texas Location This Summer

Piada Italian Street Food will debut its fourth North Texas location in Plano, Texas’ Windhaven Plaza early this summer. The 2,776-square-foot fast causal restaurant, located off the Dallas North Tollway at 3309 Dallas Parkway, will be Piada’s fourth in North Texas, following its latest opening at CityLine in Richardson.

The Windhaven Plaza location will seat 63 guests comfortably inside the restaurant and will feature light filled interiors and modern, European-inspired décor with design elements including warm-stained concrete floors, crisp LED lighting and handmade white oak furniture, plus Carrara marble, brushed aluminum, painted brick and subway tile accents. Located at the Northwest corner of S Dallas North Tollway and W Parker Road, Piada’s new location will be easily accessible for all members of the Plano community.

Piada CEO Chris Doody is thrilled to be opening his fourth restaurant in North Texas. “We look forward to opening another Piada in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and believe the fast-growing community of Plano will embrace our modern Italian concept, as the rest of North Texas has,” says Doody. “We invite Plano-area residents to sign up for a special VIP sneak peek of the restaurant ahead of its official opening.”

Inspired by the roadside family-run food carts and markets of ancient Rimini, a bustling seaside community in the Emilia-Romagna region, six-year-old Piada, has earned raves for its chef-driven and seasonally influenced menu. The focus is simply prepared, made-to-order items utilizing dozens of fresh, premium ingredients, as well as house made sauces and dressings.

In addition the namesake Piada—a thin crust, handmade dough, which is baked on a stone grill, filled with specialty items and then rolled as guests watch the entire process—guests can enjoy other entrees including Pasta Bowls and Chopped Salads. Each is comprised of a grill item, cheese and vegetables.  Diners can choose from three signatures per category, such as the Chef’s Favorite Piada with spicy Diavolo sauce, romaine, sweet and spicy peppers, mozzarella, and shaved and creamy parmesan, Basil Pesto Pasta with parmesan Alfredo, sundried tomatoes, and freshly grated parmesan, as well as the Balsamic Salad with spinach, shaved napa and red cabbage, feta, bruschetta tomatoes, red onions, spiced pecans, Granny Smith apples, and balsamic dressing—all customizable with added protein. Grill selections range from all-natural rosemary, garlic and lemon chicken to spicy Italian sausage with fennel and herbs and salmon prepared with lemon and olive oil, while toppings span artichokes to black olives.

Entrees are complemented by sides including tomato basil and lobster bisque soups, two kinds of hand-rolled breadsticks – Parmigiano-Reggiano and pepperoni served with a creamy parmesan dipping sauce – and decadent Cannoli Chips dessert incorporating crispy, rolled Italian cookies lightly tossed in powdered sugar and accompanied by chocolate chip cream icing. Beverage service showcases Italian sodas and teas alongside Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino waters. A kid’s menu is also available.

Service will be provided continuously from 10:45 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week; online ordering and catering are also available. For more information and to sign up for a chance to attend Piada’s Windhaven Pre-Opening VIP week, visit www.mypiada.com/windhaven.

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