Jollibee restaurant in Plano a hit on its first day and more DFW news

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Plano

Cars wrap around Jollibee parking lot on first day open in Plano

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20 at 1016 Preston Road, Plano. The Filipino fried chicken chain's menu options include fried chicken served with gravy and rice, Filipino noodle dishes and fried peach-mango pies.

Armed Forces Recruitment Center relocates to new Plano station



An Armed Forces Recruitment Center is relocating near Sprouts at the end of September at 4100 Legacy Drive, Ste. 403, Plano. The office will hold recruiting personnel for the various armed services.

Rise Nation to bring 30-minute climbing workouts to The Shops at Legacy in Plano

Rise Nation plans to open a new fitness center at The Shops at Legacy, 7300 Lone Star Drive, Ste. C103, Plano. The business specializes in 30-minute, high-intensity climbing workouts. The official opening date for the Plano location is Oct. 5; however, starting on Sept. 19, Rise Nation will be offering free community climbs.

McKinney

Dillas Primo Quesadillas in McKinney finds strength in ‘niche’ market, community connection

The name for Dillas Primo Quesadillas first came to owner and founder Kyle Gordon while he was watching the movie "Napoleon Dynamite" in 2004.

New lower fares to be introduced to McKinney-area transit service

The McKinney Urban Transit District has agreed to lower the fares of its taxi voucher program as a substitute to bringing in flat fares for its passengers.

New container home community the Cotton Groves on track to open in McKinney this year

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a shipping container community called the Cotton Groves, located at the southeast corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets in McKinney, is gearing up for a 2020 debut.

Grapevine

Volkswagen dealership headed to William D. Tate Avenue in Grapevine

Grapevine City Council approved plans Aug. 18 for the construction of a Volkswagen dealership at 2351 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine. The dealership will be named Grapevine Volkswagen, and it is being headed by Principle Auto.

Richardson

Canyon Creek Art & Frame celebrates 25 years of business in Richardson

Canyon Creek Art & Frame celebrated its 25th anniversary Aug. 15. The business, located at 1360 W. Campbell Road, Ste. 112, Richardson, specializes in custom framing of art, photography and artifacts. It also offers printing services using a giclee printer—a machine that uses archival inks to create high-quality, long-lasting images on either canvas or fine art paper.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Anton's African Cuisine in Roanoke offering authentic meals from scratch

Most African cuisine-style restaurants feature “hybrid” meals that attempt to combine African and American influences, said Anton Van Vuuren, owner of Anton’s African Cuisine in Roanoke.

“I didn’t want to do that,” Van Vuuren said.

Metro area

North Texas McDonald's sites to host blood drives in September

Local McDonald's sites have partnered with Carter BloodCare to host more than 50 blood drives in September.

Miranda Jaimes, Daniel Houston, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Liesbeth Powers, Gavin Pugh and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.