5 restaurants coming soon to Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

Salata has locations in 42 cities across four states. (Courtesy Salata)
Salata has locations in 42 cities across four states. (Courtesy Salata)

Salata has locations in 42 cities across four states. (Courtesy Salata)

Here are five restaurants that are coming soon to either Keller, Roanoke or Northeast Fort Worth.

1. A Salata location is coming soon to 9633 North Freeway in Fort Worth, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The $300,000 construction for the Salata is set to begin Jan. 17 and be completed May 31, according to the TDLR’s website. Salata offers salads and wraps with over 50 toppings and a dozen signature dressings for customers to choose from. The salad shop has locations in 42 cities across four states. 844-725-2821. www.salata.com

2. Shotzee’s Bar & Grill, an American restaurant, is opening in mid-December at 134 S. Main St. in Keller, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The new restaurant is opening in the spot formerly occupied by Roscoe’s Smokehouse, which permanently closed in August. Shotzee’s Bar & Grill will serve a mix of burgers, hot dogs, tacos and sandwiches, according to the restaurant’s preliminary menu. [email protected] www.facebook.com/shotzees

3. Anderson Distillery & Grill will open at 400 S. Oak St., Ste. 100, Roanoke, in January, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The restaurant had previously planned to open sometime this fall. The restaurant, grill and distillery “focuses on small batch spirits utilizing Texas-sourced products,” according to a Facebook post by the restaurant, and it specializes in rum, vodka, gin and whiskey. Anderson Distillery & Grill will also serve a variety of grilled entrees that are seasoned with a homemade, coffee-infused seasoning called “Joe’s Rub,” the restaurant’s website stated. 817-203-0623. www.andersondistillery.com

4. JR’s BBQ-N-More is opening a storefront at 121 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 127, in Keller Town Center in early 2022, according to owner JR ​​Herrera and his wife, Vanessa Herrera. The barbecue stop first started in 2017 serving breakfast tacos in the morning and barbecue in the afternoon to the community in its food truck at the Keller Farmers Market as well as other local events. JR Herrera said they decided to open a storefront because they felt it was time for more space, since the trailer is somewhat limiting. However, once the storefront opens, they will still use the food truck for special events. Vanessa Herrera, who works on the behind-the-scenes aspects of JR’s BBQ-N-More, said she and her husband both grew up in family-owned restaurants. She said opening the storefront “is our step into that family tradition.”


5. A Tropical Smoothie Cafe is coming soon to 1501 Keller Parkway in Keller. However, the company wrote in a Facebook message to Community Impact Newspaper that “it's still a bit early to nail down a specific” date for its grand opening. The smoothie shop sells a variety of smoothies in addition to wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, quesadillas, salads, breakfast items and more. 770-821-1900. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.