Fast-casual restaurant Roti Modern Mediterranean reopened May 4, 2021 in Preston Center, after it seemed as if the restaurant was gone for good.
Roti was closed for more than a year at Preston Road and Northwest Highway in Dallas starting in March 2020, according to a publicist. A sign on the door showed it was locked out by the landlord in August 2020. It was a tumultuous time for restaurants, and the shopping center saw some big changes, including the closure of high-profile shop Carlo’s Bakery.
Nico Nieto, vice president and head of marketing and branding for Roti, says the company was able to work with the landlord to reopen in Preston Center. The restaurant now has a “refreshed feel” and new items on the menu, says CEO Justin Seamonds in a statement.
A staple on Roti’s menu is the build-your-own bowl, where customers start with saffron rice or cauliflower rice, then add toppings like curried carrot salad, cucumbers, beets, crispy chickpeas and feta cheese; protein like spicy steak, falafel or lamb shawarma; and sauces like spicy red s’hug or classic tahini.
Roti also sells salads and pitas.
Roti has two fast-casual restaurants in North Texas: the reopened Preston Center shop and another in Uptown Dallas, which didn’t close during the pandemic.
The restaurant group is headquartered in Chicago, and Nieto says the company is growing.
“We are committed to Dallas and can’t wait to open more locations when the time is right,” he says.