Curry Up Now, a California-based fast-casual Indian restaurant, has announced that its first Texas location will open on July 13, 2022, in Grandscape, the $1.5 billion complex in The Colony built by billionaire Warren Buffett.
One Texas franchisee group has also opened Mortar & Pestle cocktail bar in conjunction with their Mortar & Pestle restaurant. The franchisees aim to open six locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin.
American cooking techniques influence Curry Up Now’s Indian fare. Fry the tandoori chicken at the restaurant, then serve it on a brioche bun with the pineapple-jalapeno chutney and the aioli and pickled onions. Keto, paleo, and vegan plant protein bowls are just a few of the many alternatives available.
Traditional dishes like tikka masala and saag paneer will also be available for customers. Getting just about anything in a bowl wrapped up in a burrito is possible. And don’t forget about the Sexy Fries (sweet potato fries loaded with cheese and caramelized onions) and Naughty Naan (flatbread stuffed with cheese, caramelized onions, jalapenos and your choice of meat: lamb, mutton, or paneer).
Curry Up Now’s objective is to “provide Indian cuisine in an approachable way for American consumers by using recognizably mainstream forms,” according to a press release. There are numerous choices for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, and Muslims.
In place of the more traditional bourbon, the Bangalore Old Fashioned at Mortar & Pestle bar uses garam spice and Indian rum. According to the website, the bartenders are available for off-site catering. Catering, takeout, and delivery are also available at the restaurant.
Curry Up Now was founded in 2009 by Akash and Rana Kapoor and had 11 locations. Nearly 50 new eateries are being built due to a partnership between the two entrepreneurs and Fransmart.
The grand opening of Curry Up Now in Texas will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. In addition to free henna and face tattoos, guests can participate in prizes and promotions, including the chance to win a $500 Curry Up Now gift card if they are among the first 100 people in the door.
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