Frisco Stronghold, Green Gator, Set to Debut Cajun Cuisine at Toyota Music Factory in Early 2019





IRVING, TEXAS (Oct. 24, 2018)”“The Toyota Music Factory in Irving is growing again! Restauranteurs and business partners, Jeff Coleman and Ash Mansinghani, have signed a lease to bring their popular Cajun food concept, Green Gator, to Toyota Music Factory. Known for its family-friendly, casual atmosphere with sports and live music, Green Gator will bring Cajun and American classics together for an experience that is equal parts excellent dining and excellent entertainment.


The original Green Gatoris in Frisco, Texas, near Toyota Stadium, home of FC Dallas. Toyota Music Factory‘s Green Gator will be located adjacent to Texas Lottery Plaza, directly beside newly signed Reservoir and across from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Plans call for the venue to open in early 2019.


“We are pleased to open our second Green Gator at Toyota Music Factory. We want people to enjoy our Cajun and Creole comfort food, but also to enjoy everything this vibrant area has to offer,” said Ash Mansinghani, managing partner of Green Gator. “We‘ve been looking for a second location for some time, and we really wanted the space to mesh well with Green Gator‘s theme of family-friendly sports and entertainment. Given the huge audience generated by the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory and the myriad of dining and entertainment venues around the complex, Toyota Music Factory provides the perfect backdrop for Green Gator‘s good music, good food and good games.”


Four exciting new concepts, Reservoir by Funky Lime Hospitality Concepts,Kitchen 101 and Violet Room by Kim Forsythe (owner of Sambuca), andBurgerim; are also under construction and expected to open in the coming months.


“Green Gator adds a special southern New Orleans flair to our already gigantic selection of restaurant and entertainment options. Best of all, the concept adds more music to Toyota Music Factory, showcasing live musicians often on its full production stage. What attracted us most to Green Gator was Jeff‘s love and knowledge of music and the local scene, given that he himself is a musician as well as a highly successful businessman,” said Noah Lazes, president of ARK Group and developer of Toyota Music Factory.


Triumph Commercial Real Estate CEO Mark Hajdu represented the landlord, and Tom Jenneman, newly appointed President of Triumph‘s Restaurant and Entertainment Division, represented the tenant in this transaction. Lazes added, “Mark and Triumph continue to bring the best in the entertainment and restaurant business, using their seemingly unlimited database of terrific tenants. We sincerely appreciate their help.”



Toyota Music Factory, developed by ARK Group, is a $200 million, 500,000+ square foot mixed-use entertainment and lifestyle complex located in the Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. It is a popular all-in-one entertainment and dining destination for DFW residents and visitors alike. Toyota Music Factory is expected to draw millions of guests per year.