Gloria’s Latin Cuisine expects to open around mid-October at 3635 W. University Drive, McKinney. The McKinney location is wrapping up construction and has started hiring employees. This will be the 21st Gloria’s restaurant in Texas and will also be one of the company’s first free-standing restaurants built by Gloria’s from the ground up. It will feature a new interior design that includes brighter, Latin-inspired decor, colorful booths, expanded outdoor dining, a private dining room and an upscale bar, according to a Gloria’s representative. The restaurant's menu features Latin and Tex-Mex dishes.