11-10-2014 Improving Operations
There are three things the people of Dallas eat: burgers, Mexican food and barbecue. That’s according to restaurateur Larry Lavine. As the founder of Chili’s, he’s done burgers; and he did Mexican at Tia’s Tex-Mex. “Now it’s barbecue’s turn,” he says. For his latest venture (and first fast casual), the industry vet, with nearly 40 years experience, converted a clothing store into the 13,000-square-foot Ten 50 BBQ, which has been serving central Texas-style barbecue since August.