Walk into the Royale Magnificent Burgers in West Plano and you're transported onto what feels like the set of a Wes Anderson film, where birdcages are chandeliers and onion rings come stacked on a miniature giraffe's neck. Eclectic is a word.
Unlike the Plano original, this new Royale will have two stories, and co-owner Richard Ellman plans to turn the upstairs into a bar.
The bar at The Royale will look like "where your weird uncle makes drinks," Ellman says.
Brent Hammer, chef at the Plano restaurant, will also be in charge of the kitchen at the new Dallas restaurant. The menu of burgers, fries and milkshakes will remain the same.
There's more to come for Apheleia besides the new Royale in Dallas. The Ellmans are opening two new restaurants in Fort Worth's newly-rebranded Crockett Row area: an El Bolero and a Pakpao. Separately, they're working on a two-story El Bolero, expected to open on Fitzhugh in Dallas in several months.