Two restaurants from the same restaurant group are making their way into Collin County.
Flying Fish, a casual, fried seafood place, and Rodeo Goat Ice House, a burger joint, are expected to open near Central Expressway and the President George Bush Turnpike in Plano. They will be part of the Heritage Creekside development, which is expected to open in late 2017.
Flying Fish and Rodeo Goat are the first restaurants announced at Heritage Creekside. They come from restaurateur Shannon Wynne, who also operates healthy-minded Dallas place Mudhen and beer chain Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, among others. Wynne's craft beer den the Meddlesome Moth famously just served Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Wynne says he was drawn to the Plano development because of the ambience: "Not often do you come across a running creek in North Texas, but Rosewood presented us with an opportunity to have mature trees and a real creek in their new development and it just seemed like a burgers and fried catfish kind of place," he said.
Rodeo Goats already exist in Fort Worth and in Dallas' Design District. Flying Fishes are in Addison, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and Garland, with three additional restaurants out of state.
The Heritage Creekside complex will eventually house apartments, retail and offices. The property has been owned by Dallas oil family the Hunts for more than 50 years, according to a statement from the developer.