La Duni, a restaurant and bakery that mixes Latin American recipes with European touches, has opened a brand new pop-up kiosk in Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre. The kiosk opened in December, changing the placement the place Carlo’s Bakery closed final November.
That is the second time that La Duni has examined the market in Frisco after attempting a kiosk idea at Stonebriar three years in the past. Espartaco “Taco” Borga, co-founder of La Duni, says the kiosk idea has confirmed to be a much bigger hit this time round.
“It’s very promising,” Borga says. “What we’ve there may be one in every of our most skilled groups, and so they present all of our pastry items and a few savory gadgets.”
Borga says the visitors and total vitality at Stonebriar has been higher this second strive, however the largest problem in Frisco ― and in the remainder of Dallas ― is workers.
“There’s approach too many eating places and never sufficient individuals who need to work in them,” Borga says. “That’s why we’re taking a look at totally different options to distribute our merchandise aside from full-serviced eating places.”
Moreover kiosks, La Duni can be trying into getting the expertise for merchandising cafés that would work equally to Amazon Go, the place prospects may use their bank cards to open a fridge that will mechanically cost them for no matter they take.
“There’s gear that may make the most of the high-quality merchandise that we offer with out the necessity of a person tending the place,” Borga says. “All people desires to be served, however not many individuals need to serve.”
The pop-up in Frisco will not be solely an experiment of extra environment friendly modes of distributing meals, it’s also testing a couple of distinctive menu gadgets not supplied at NorthPark or different La Duni places. Some new flavors of empanadas and specialty packaged salads are solely discovered on the new Frisco location.
The kiosk additionally affords La Duni’s well-known jar desserts in flavors like Cuatro Leches, Venezuelan Triple Chocolate Truffle, Panque de Limon and Nutella Milk Chocolate. The jar desserts have been the Frisco location’s hottest merchandise, in keeping with Borga.
“That’s our primary,” Borga stated. “Our quantity two is the empanadas. We didn’t count on to promote as many empanadas as we’re promoting over there. They appear to like the Argentinian empanadas that we’ve. Now we have six flavors on the identical time, whereas at NorthPark, we solely have two flavors.”
Whereas La Duni continues to search for methods to automate their system and distribute meals on a smaller, extra environment friendly scale, Borga says the Frisco kiosk is a step in the proper path.
“Within the meantime, we’re very excited to do this pop-up kiosk, as a result of the placement that the Carlo’s Bakery left was a superbly appointed location,” Borga says. “We’re getting the advantage of maximizing its use and we’re getting an amazing response.”
La Duni’s pop-up kiosk is situated on the primary ground of Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Street, Frisco. ladunihub.com.