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Dallas Restaurant Legend Larry Levine Opens Loop 9 BBQ

Loop 9 BBQ, a new restaurant concept featuring prime brisket and other connoisseur-level barbecued meats, now offers full catering services.  Loop 9 BBQ will soon be one of the first restaurants to open in Grand Prairie’s growing 172-acre entertainment center, EpicCentral.  

City officials behind EpicCentral turned to Larry Lavine to bring the perfect barbecue restaurant to the new development.  In 1975, Lavine founded Chili’s with its first location in a converted postal station on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, Texas.  Today, Chili’s has more than 1600 locations.  The veteran restaurateur knows his Texas barbecue.  More recently, Lavine shifted away from the mega-chain format to found Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson, Texas, in 2014.  The restaurant immediately drew serious barbecue fans.

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