Updated at 12:35 p.m. June 13, 2017
The motto at Roti Modern Mediterranean restaurant is "food that loves you back." The fast-casual restaurant started lovin' its customers June 15 in Uptown Dallas.
June 15 is an important date, because anyone who goes to Roti on Thursday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will get free food if they make a donation to Cafe Momentum. (Cafe Momentum is "the ultimate feel-food restaurant," we've said, because it employs nonviolent juvenile offenders.) 100 percent of donations at Roti on June 15 go to Cafe Momentum.
Roti is an order-at-the-counter restaurant that sells rice plates, wraps, pita sandwiches and salads. Dishes are build your own, so diners will pick a protein such as chicken, steak, salmon or falafel and then add hummus, feta, veggies and the like. Anyone who follows the Mediterranean diet, which CEO Carl Segal describes as foods "rich in vegetables, wholesome grains, and lean protein" might find healthy choices at Roti.
The restaurant officially opens June 16, after the free food fiesta on June 15.
Roti has other restaurants in New York City, Chicago and the Washington, D.C. area. It is not related to Roti Grill, an Indian restaurant also located on McKinney Avenue in the Uptown area.