The Dolly Llama makes its Dallas, TX debut with a grand opening ceremony
The Los Angeles-based dessert waffle concept will open its first location in Texas on May 28
Dallas, Texas (RestaurantNews.com) The Dolly Llama, the Los Angeles-based artisanal waffle and ice cream destination, announced its expansion into Texas with its first location in Dallas. Located in the sought after and growing Uptown area of 2817 Howell Street, Suite 210, The Dolly Llama will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, May 28 with a community-focused grand opening celebration! Starting at 12 p.m., the first 100 guests will receive a free Dolly Llama t-shirt and other swag items. Throughout the day, guests will also be able to score branded items and enter to win giveaways and raffles for fun prizes!
The Dallas, Texas location is the first location to open as part of The Dolly Llama’s aggressive and immediate franchise expansion plan across the country. The Dallas franchise will be led by husband and wife duo, Trenton and Joy Judson, who have more than 25 years of combined experience in the restaurant and foodservice industries. The Dolly Llama has nine other franchises slated to open by the end of the year in locations including Winter Garden, Dr. Phillips, and other areas of North, Central, and South Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston and Beaumont, Texas.
“We love working with people and were immediately drawn to the Dolly Llama concept, not only for its delicious and unique menu items, but also for its innovative design,” said franchisee Trenton Judson. “We’re confident The Dolly Llama will be a hot spot for any foodie in the heart of North Texas.”
“Franchising and expanding outside of our home market is our focus this year and we are beyond excited to launch with our Dallas, TX location!” said Eric Shomof, co-founder of The Dolly Llama. “Having launched the concept just four years ago and having 24 more franchise deals on the way is an incredible achievement for the team and we can’t wait to see The Dolly Llama across the country. We can’t wait to open in the Dallas community and hope locals fall in love with our Instagram-worthy designs the same way we found huge popularity in Los Angeles.
The Dolly Llama was designed to be a modern dessert shop where all customers can enjoy homemade waffles and ice cream in a cool, trendy and fun environment. The success of the concept can be, in part, attributed to its innovative and artisanal menu, but the experience offered at The Dolly Llama stores is what makes the stores a popular destination for community members and tourists alike. The three locations in Los Angeles and one in Dallas share an unrivaled aesthetic flair and instagram-worthy design features such as large neon signs, iconic llama prints and bubble waffle prints along the walls , which franchise locations will also reflect.
The brand prides itself on offering authentic European flavors and techniques, such as Belgian waffles using traditional methods, and the Hong Kong bubble waffle prepared with a special batter that produces a unique crispy, custard-like texture. . The three unique waffle styles – OG Liege Waffle, Bubble Waffle, and Bubble Waffle Jr – are the basis of the “Top Picks” interactive frozen waffle and dessert menu, frozen waffle sandwiches and a “Build Your Own” menu. “, where customers are encouraged to “go crazy” with unlimited toppings resulting in endless flavor possibilities and combinations. Another staple from the brand is Signature Shakes.
The Dallas, Texas outpost, located at 2817 Howell Street Suite 210, will be open Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The Dolly Llama currently also operates three locations in greater Los Angeles. For more information on the franchise with The Dolly Llama, visit https://www.thedolyllamala.com/franchise. To stay up to date with The Dolly Llama news and announcements, follow the brand on Instagram @thedollyllama_la and Facebook @TheDollyLlamaLA.
About Dolly Lama
The Dolly Llama was founded by real estate leader Eric Shomof and Samuel Baroux, a renowned European entrepreneur and restaurateur who wanted to bring his passion for food and desserts to the United States. The name was inspired by a real Baroux lama he met on a farm in the south of France, and pays homage to his country of origin. Since its inception in 2017, The Dolly Llama has dominated the LA waffle scene with its own unique take on the Bubble Waffle, Hong Kong’s #1 street food alongside Dolly Llama Shakes and OG Waffles, and aims to prove that not all waffles need syrup. In 2020, The Dolly Llama announced that it was taking the unique and exciting brand nationwide through franchising and has currently sold 25 units in major media markets across the country. The Dolly Llama currently operates locations in Downtown Los Angeles (611 S. Spring St), Koreatown (273 S. Western Ave) and Sherman Oaks (14545 Ventura Blvd) and a location in Dallas, Texas (2817 Howell Street, Suite 210) . For more information, visit https://www.thedolyllamala.com and for franchise information and opportunities, visit https://www.thedolyllamala.com/franchise.
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