Potato Flats, a Chipotle-Style Potato Bar by Phil Romano, Planned for Trinity Grove

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Via Jerry Pank
Tuber-tastic.
Around the end of one year and the start of another, most food blogs focus on two types of posts: the best things of the previous year and what will maybe be the biggest news of the next year (i.e. fortune-telling). Most food writers have probably missed the soon-to-be-biggest trend of 2014 though: potatoes.

Phil Romano, the businessman behind the restaurant development at Trinity Grove, has announced his own restaurant to go up on the other side of the bridge. Potato Flats will join Romano's other restaurants, Romano's Macaroni Grill and eatZi's Market & Bakery, and as you can probably guess will focus exclusively on spuds.

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Potato Flats will have a Chipotle-esque assembly line, where customers select topping for baked potatoes that have been smooshed down to about an inch high. So if you like chili piled with chopped broccoli and all served on an edible, starchy platter, Potato Flats has you covered.

According to the Dallas Business Journal, Romano plans to begin construction in the next two to three weeks, and will have the Build-a-Baked-Potato Workshop open within three months. His aspirations for the restaurant include expanding it to food courts and airports, following the trail blazed by Panda Express and Sbarro's.



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juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

One thing most people can afford is a bag of potatoes, margarine and a can of Wolf Brand Chili (No Beans).  If I eat out and spend some money, it isn't going to be for something that I can easily make better at home for a lot less money. This is a really dumb idea.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

Wafflehouse Tripled Scattered all the way Hash browns .

About 2 inches high and No Skins .

Around 5 bucks.

Drink Extra .

doofUSA
doofUSA

this is such a crap idea, prob a tax write off


AdamsonScott
AdamsonScott

Why is he planning to press the potato down to an inch thick?  That makes no sense.  People have been putting toppings on baked potatoes for years without smashing the potato to smithereens.

looptwelve
looptwelve

I think senility has set in for Phil Romano.

doofUSA
doofUSA

what year is it Phil

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Will a smorgasbord be his next concept?

Gipson
Gipson

This is already a thing that came and went. They had one of these places at Collin Creek Mall for years. Also served Greek food. Bangin' baklava.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@Sharon_Moreanus Great idea! Actually, I'd be all for a truly authentic Scandinavian smorgasbord. With plenty of herring dishes and real rye bread. And, don't forget the Aquavit to wash it all down with. 

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

@Nictacular 

$1.00 Potato 

$1.00 Fixins                   Drink Extra.

$1.00 overhead 

$6.00 for the off duty officer in the parking lot keeping the ride you arrived in safe

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