Texans, let us all take a moment of silence to honor this joyous occasion: Gone are the days when cookie fries and funnel cakes were just an annual treat at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. And it’s because of Walmart.
The Dallas Morning News reported this week that a Walmart in Plano will open a year-long restaurant inside the store called State Fair Treats on Sept. 20. The first in a region-wide expansion, the restaurant will be run by State Fair fixture Isaac Rousso.
The Big Tex Choice Award winner’s new diner will feature a 45-item menu “celebrating the treats families enjoy ever year when they make an annual pilgrimage to the fair.” Rousso plans to serve fair foods like cookie fries, funnel cake fries, corn dogs, deep-fried hash browns stuffed with bacon and cheddar cheese and more.
Read the full story of how Walmart and Rousso’s new relationship got its start.