Could 2014 finally be the year of the dosa— the fermented South Indian crepe? DGN Factory hopes so. Previously known as The Dosa Factory, DGN Factory is the fast-casual Indian restaurant located on the outskirts of the Galleria area. Starting "a revolution in the food industry," the vegetarian restaurant provides a contemporary twist on South Indian staples like dosas, idlis and vadas.
Less than a year after opening, DGN Factory is setting its sights higher, bringing what it calls the "ultimate Indian crêpe experience" to other parts of Greater Houston.
Last month, DGN Factory announced plans for its second location in Missouri City. The restaurant will be located at 6324 Highway 6, replacing shuttered Pollo Campero— making it the first stand-alone building for the local chain. A rendering of the restaurant's interior from its Facebook page depicts a modern dining room— outfitted in DGN Factory's green and yellow signature colors— and more seating room. Another rendering shows the exterior, highlighting an outdoor patio.
George Eapen, Director Of Marketing for DGN Factory, confirmed that the Missouri City location will not only have a patio but will offer drive-thru service. In addition to the new amenities, DGN Factory will introduce weekend breakfast and menu items not currently available at its Houston location. The first week of September is the expected opening date; however, an official date will be made in the coming weeks on the restaurant's social media.
Eapen further divulged that, "[DGN Factory] is positioning itself as an international franchise." Before taking its concept worldwide, DGN Factory will start with Houston, adding a third location in Downtown Houston by the end of 2014. The restaurant will by located at 1001 Fannin in the tunnel. The design will be based on a food-court model. Additional locations are being planned for The Woodlands and Energy Corridor in 2015. To handle their growing business, DGN Factory is also opening an administrative office and production at 6152 Wilcrest Drive in October. According to Eapen, "this production unit will be supplying all the raw materials required for all our individual locations."
Will other parts of Houston, especially The Woodlands (where Asian and Indian restaurants have closed due to inhibited residents), be ready for an ultimate Indian crêpe experience? Time will tell.
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