POSTED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 4:40pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 9:39pm
A new restaurant is opening in Tyler, and it’s stirring up a bit of talk.
The familiar El Chico restaurant on Loop 323 is soon to be gone.
In it’s place is a Texas style restaurant that is apparently staffed with several close cousins of Daisy Duke.
It’s called the…wait for it…Double D Ranch. Yes, that’s what they mean.
When a new restaurant opens in town, it brings some new excitement. It also brings a chance for new employment. But this one also brings a little controversy.
Concerned parent Jennifer Alden is not happy with the theme of the Double D Ranch, which admittedly involves a provocative wait staff.
But it’s the location that bothers her most.
“But the main thing is that it’s right across from a high school,” she told KETK. “It’s right across from a school and it’s right next to Toys R Us and Babies R Us. So in my opinion, they may have the right to build it, but that doesn’t make it right.”
Others though, aren’t as troubled.
Calls to the parent company, Consolidated Restaurants, were not returned.
The restaurant is interviewing now for positions, and should be open sometime in August.
By the way, Consolidated Restaurants also owns El Chico, which is why no zoning or city approvals were needed for the change.