In late 2016, Jake and Janie Burkett welcomed twin girls, Brycee Jo and Blake, into their family and began planning their lives as new parents. Their joy quickly turned to sorrow with the unexpected passing of Brycee Jo due to a severe infection. Needless to say, their world came crashing down around them.
Throughout the following weeks, family and friends gathered around the Burketts to help them navigate their grief. As is often the case, food played a pivotal role in their journey towards healing. Though simple comfort foods were a staple, one item kept recurring on the menu: Biscuits.
On New Year’s Eve 2016, side-by-side with Janie’s brother, an entire spread was created around the idea of custom-made, do-it-yourself biscuit sandwiches. They whipped up a “biscuit bar” in their kitchen, featuring fluffy, scratch-made biscuits with mouth-watering toppings like scrambled eggs, bacon, fried chicken, sausage gravy, and maple syrup. The success of this singular meal gave birth to a great new passion for the Burketts.
Over the last several years, Jake and Janie have seen their new passion take flight from a creative concept to brick-and-mortar construction. They have lovingly developed every recipe on the menu in their home kitchen, and find great joy in sharing some family love with all who pass through the doors of The Biscuit Bar.
The Biscuit Bar’s ﬁrst location opened in Spring 2018 at The Boardwalk @ Granite Park in Plano, TX. Currently, there are a total of six locations: Plano, Deep Ellum, Coppell, North Arlington, the Stockyards in Fort Worth, as well as Abilene. There are plans for more expansion in the near future.
We look forward to hearing your family’s story over a fresh batch of biscuits.
– Jake, Janie, Blake, Banner, Byron, and Boone Burkett
The Biscuit Bar is an approachable, fast casual restaurant serving up Southern goodness on a biscuit! We are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late nights offering biscuits, tots and taps. Our menu features an assortment of savory and sweet biscuit sandwiches made from scratch, in house, daily. Guests can also accompany their biscuit sandwich with tots styled to personal taste and tipple on a craft cocktail, locally sourced brew, or cold brew coffee, all offered on tap!