Phil Romano’s new Potato Flats concept opened on July 1 in the Trinity Groves restaurant incubator, just west of downtown Dallas.
The interior features woods, metal chairs and padded bench seating.
The ordering line is set up with potatoes smashed in a plate. Toppings are added in manner similar to Chipotle and Subway.
Murals at both ends of the restaurant feature large painted versions of potato sack and box designs.
Like most other restaurants in Trinity Groves, Potato Flats offers outdoor patio seating under awnings.
Creator Phil Romano at the Potato Flats opening
Guests can add their own toppings or select from suggested combinations, which include chicken à la king, creamed beef and chicken fajita.
Romano created this version à la carte, including a smashed regular potato, turkey, gravy, mushrooms, peas and corn.
The Thanksgiving version, which was offered on opening day, tops a smashed sweet potato with roasted turkey, gravy, cranberry relish, sweet-potato confetti, and extra peas and corn.
T-shirts are available for $19.75, including one emblazoned with the phrase “Spud Muffin” and another with “I’m One Hot Potato.”
Restaurant impresario Phil Romano has created a new fast-casual potato restaurant concept that’s something of a smash from day one.
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