The Black Rooster is spreading its wings.
Immy Khan, owner of Fort Worth’s The Black Rooster and The Lunch Box, announced that The Black Rooster’s current site, at 2430 Forest Park Blvd. will be transformed into a fresh, modern-day neighborhood café concept. The Black Rooster will also open a new spot adjacent to its restaurant relative, The Lunch Box, at 6333 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Ridglea.
According to Khan, the transformed spaces will offer fresh baked pastries, made-to-order breakfast items, sandwiches, house-made soups, salads, and an extensive offering of desserts, pies, cakes, cookies, macarons and more.
When renovations are complete, each café will serve The Lunch Box’s signature chicken salad and Black Rooster’s buttery croissants, fresh baked bread and sumptuous French pastries. They will be joined by a number of novel scratch-made items during both morning and afternoon hours. Both will also offer unique teas and coffee from Big Bend Coffee Roasters, served as drip coffee, cappuccino, espresso and lattes.
The space immediately next door to the Lunch Box will undergo a major renovation and become a new Black Rooster Café, sharing some amenities and features between them. The build out will include an open kitchen in the new Black Rooster Café that will produce fresh bakery products, a dedicated carry out area and sidewalk café-style seating. Culinary classes in breads, pastries and desserts will be offered beginning in the summer of 2017 at the 6333 Camp Bowie location.
“We expect The Lunch Box to continue operations during the renovations underway for the new Black Rooster Café space,” said Khan. “We should have a definite schedule on that within several weeks. Of course, all catering will continue.”
The Black Rooster, in its current space on Forest Park, will be open during the transformation of the new space for its second location next door to The Lunch Box. Renovations to the Forest Park location will begin after the Black Rooster Café at 6333 Camp Bowie is open for business.
At that point, the Forest Park store will close briefly during its construction. When fully renovated, The Black Rooster Café at Forest Park will have more sidewalk café-style seating, added dine-in seating, and restroom access. Additionally, the Lunch Box Food Truck will be rebranded as a The Black Rooster Café truck serving breakfast, lunch and hot beverages at local office buildings and private events.
“We are excited to bring a modern and artisanal approach to neighborhood dining in Fort Worth,” says Khan. “The Black Rooster is Fort Worth’s best-kept secret, and these changes will showcase the work of our talented chefs to a much wider audience. We can’t wait to share our vision with our current loyal customers and new ones to what we know will become the premiere neighborhood café experiences for Fort Worth.”
Current Lunch Box hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., seven days a week. The Black Rooster is currently open from 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and is closed on Sunday and Monday.