First Watch Chooses South Arlington for Ninth Dallas-Area Restaurant Opening

First Watch Chooses South Arlington for Ninth Dallas-Area Restaurant Opening

The daytime café will raise funds for a local food bank at a pre-opening event

First Watch Chooses South Arlington for Ninth Dallas-Area Restaurant OpeningFirst Watch, the popular Dallas/Fort Worth breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, today announced that it will open its newest restaurant on August 28 in South Arlington. In conjunction with the restaurant opening, franchise group KBP Cafes will donate all money raised from a pre-opening event to the North Texas Food Bank. The franchise group hosted a similar event before its July 24 First Watch opening, which raised $1,600 for the cause.

The local group is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families. The event will be held at the new First Watch at 5001 S. Cooper Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 26 and 27 and is open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested.

“North Texas Food Bank works day-in and day-out to help feed people in need in our community, including our veterans, children and neighbors,” said John Herrera, Vice President of Operations for KBP Cafes. “Our team at First Watch in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is eager to help support the food bank’s phenomenal work right here at home.”

First Watch will open for business in on South Cooper Street on Monday, August 7, at 7 a.m. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant will employ about 35 people.

First Watch Chooses South Arlington for Ninth Dallas-Area Restaurant Opening
Avocado Toast
First Watch Chooses South Arlington for Ninth Dallas-Area Restaurant Opening
Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos

First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and innovative offerings made to order using farm fresh ingredients. It includes crave-able items such as Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The new restaurant offers healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100% fresh-squeezed orange juice as well as more indulgent, traditional breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings. First Watch in South Arlington will also offer options from the restaurant’s Fresh Juice Bar – including the best-selling Kale Tonic – juiced in-house daily using only the highest quality fruits and vegetables.

The new restaurant will open with First Watch’s latest interior design, which combines farm fresh elements with a high-energy, urban vibe.

This First Watch opening also represents the ninth First Watch restaurant opened by prominent franchise group KBP Cafes. The group is a division of Kansas City-based KBP Foods, which owns and operates fast casual concepts throughout the United States.

First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also offers customers complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

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First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast and the Chickichanga. First Watch was named the 2016 top Family Dining restaurant by Consumer Reports, a 2015 Top Consumer Pick by Nation’s Restaurant News and a 2014 Top Franchise Value by FSR Magazine. First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the U.S. with more than 300 restaurants in 26 states, including more than 200 First Watch restaurants, 85 The Egg & I restaurants and one Bread & Company restaurant in Nashville. For more information, visit