The style here is best described as American fast food with South Asian flavors. The menu stretches from burgers, fries, hot wings, shakes, but everything is inspired by South Asian flavors, ingredients and flare. Unlike American fast-food chains, there are a ton of vegetarian options like the paneer burger, aloo samosa appetizers, a spinach ricotta burger and more.
The mutton (lamb) shami burger is a minced meat patty bound with chickpeas, eggs and loads of spices. Bhuna masala wings are made with roasted onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, garam masala, coriander, cumin and red chili powder.
At first glance, the food looks like any fast-food fare, but the intense savory aromas tell another story.
First came the burger, topped with lettuce, onion, tomatoes and dressed with a velvety white creamy sauce that tasted like tzatziki (photo at top). It’s a large burger with a lot of sauce and got pretty messy. So, if you're with someone you are trying to impress this may not be the move.
The menu here is worth exploring; there are two locations currently in the area, one in Irving and the other in Frisco. If you want to try something new and don’t want to put a large dent in your wallet, this place should be on your list.
King and Cardinal, 8350 N. MacArthur Blvd, #120 (Irving) and 14550 Highway 121, #160 (Frisco). Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.