Toasted Yolk Café Opens in Southlake, TX: The First DFW Franchisee Signs a Multiple Restaurant Deal

(Southlake, TX) Paul W. Vernon, Executive Vice President in the Retail Division of Henry S Miller Brokerage, represented Yolked, LLC for a lease of 4,000 square feet in Gateway Plaza at 2820 East Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX. Yolked, LLC is the first DFW franchisee to sign a multiple restaurant deal. David Levinson with The Retail Connection represented the landlord, Kite Realty.
According to Paul Vernon, opening this restaurant was a long and arduous process for everyone involved. “Yolked, LLC negotiated and signed a lease just before Covid-19 hit in February of 2020,” said Vernon. “As a result of the pandemic, the LLC lost its bank financing, but the landlord agreed to put the lease on hold. In June of 2021, a new lease was negotiated for the same space. Meanwhile, the owner of the property, RPAI, sold the shopping center to Kite, which led to a rough transition period for Yolked, LLC and the new landlord. Supply chain issues, labor shortages and unprecedented increases in construction pricing also created delays and setbacks. Nevertheless, Yolked, LLC persisted and was able to open its first Toasted Yolk Café.”

The Toasted Yolk Café started in Houston and has grown from two locations to more than 30 restaurants throughout Texas and the Southeastern United States. The Toasted Yolk Café is a breakfast and lunch restaurant with a full bar. The tag Line says it all — “It’s Never Too Early to get Toasted!”

About Paul W. Vernon

Paul Vernon is an Executive Vice President in the Retail Division at Henry S. Miller Brokerage, LLC. He provides full-service restaurant representation across the state of Texas.