New restaurants serving dishes such as tacos and bagels are now open in north McKinney as part of the first phase of the Plaza at Fort Buckner development.

The details

The first phase of the retail development was completed in early 2024, with businesses opening throughout spring and into summer. In addition to restaurants, the development also includes a number of retail and service businesses including Revolution Barbershop, Frost Bank and The Lash Lounge.

The second phase of the project will feature a Dave & Buster’s and an EoS Fitness location, among other businesses, developer Eric Seitz said. The project, developed by the Seitz Group, will round out the fourth corner of commercial development at the Hardin Boulevard and University Drive intersection.

Diving deeper

Check out these eight restaurants now open in the shopping center. This list is not comprehensive.

1. Cava

Cava offers food in the form of customizable bowls and pitas, with proteins such as falafel, harissa honey chicken and spicy lamb meatballs.2. Dave’s Hot Chicken

The fast-casual Nashville hot chicken restaurant serves chicken tenders and sliders, according to its website. The restaurant also serves several sides, including fries and kale slaw.3. Einstein Bros. Bagels

The restaurant is known for its breakfast and lunch bagel sandwiches but also serves cinnamon rolls, muffins and other pastries.4. Maple Street Biscuit Company

The business offers biscuits, tacos, waffles and brunch bowls. Patrons can also enjoy a selection of beverages including coffee, lemonade, mimosas and more, according to its menu.5. Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe

The restaurant serves sandwiches such as the Italian club and barbecue pulled pork, and also serves pizza, soup, salads and more.6. Piada

The restaurant serves a number of Italian street dishes including customizable pasta dishes, piadas, a type of wrap, and street sides such as meatballs.7. The Brass Tap

The bar and restaurant is known for its large selection of alcohol and features more than 50 beers on tap. The Brass Tap also serves tacos, pizza, burgers and more.8. Torchy’s Tacos

The restaurant is known for its specialty tacos, burritos and queso as well as salads and breakfast tacos. Torchy’s Tacos also serves margaritas and other drinks.