At this point in the pandemic, diners might assume that if their favorite restaurant hasn’t yet reopened in Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s never coming back. But at least five restaurant owners are playing the long game, promising they will return with renovated dining rooms, new menus and a fresh outlook after a tough year.
The scenario isn’t ideal, says Nafees Alam, CEO and co-founder of DRG Concepts, which operates Dallas Chop House, Wild Salsa, Wicked Butcher and others. By keeping some of his restaurant closed, “you lose your employee pool,” he says. “And you get disheartened.”
But his downtown Dallas