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Originally founded in 2006 by Taki Kastanis, Yolk has established itself as a staple breakfast and lunch restaurant ensuring great food, unique dishes and fantastic service. After Kastanis opened the first location in Chicago, it was quickly noticed by locals, tourists and media, earning many best breakfast titles. Highlights from the breakfast menu include Chilaquiles Verde, Red Velvet French Toast and the South Beach, a half pineapple filled with house made Greek yogurt, diced pineapples, strawberries, almond granola and walnuts. The popular eatery has since expanded throughout Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas and Fort Worth gaining popularity and a cult-like following of loyal breakfast lovers.
With a family history in the restaurant business, Yolk’s CEO and founder, Taki Kastanis, was destined for the food world. Growing up, he was often seen completing school work at dining tables in his family-owned eateries and, as a teenager, he happily worked for them on weekends and whenever needed. A natural early-riser, Kastanis has always had an affinity for breakfast dishes (specifically for his favorite, eggs benedict). At age 20, he took a break from school to help run his family’s breakfast and lunch concept, Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant. From there, he attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied business before leaving to pursue a career in real estate. At 24, Kastanis’ restaurant roots won over, and he returned to the food industry with the purchase of Egglectic Restaurant.
Soon after, he opted to focus on developing his own breakfast and lunch concept, Yolk, which first opened in 2006 in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.
The popular eatery has since expanded throughout Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas and Fort Worth gaining popularity and a cult-like following of loyal breakfast lovers.
Kastanis is ready to showcase his concept via impressive expansion plans already underway in major markets across the country. In his free time, he enjoys sports, racing cars, cooking, and spending time with his wife and children in Chicago.
While all locations do not feature an in-house bar and alcohol menu, they are BYOB; allowing guests to pop their favorite bubbly for a mimosa or bring their vodka and mixer of choice for a Bloody Mary.
Yolk All-Star Combo: Two eggs any style, two sausage links two slices of hickory smoked bacon & your choice of 2 pancakes, 2 crepes, 2 slices of french toast, or a half waffle.
I upgraded to “Cinnamon Roll French Toast”! Dooooo it!
Whether you’re looking for a family breakfast or boozy brunch – Yolk is a new contender for one of the best breakfast eateries in Dallas!
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(Disclosure: my trip to Yolk was comped for this piece. All opinions are my own.)