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Blue Goose Cantina is ready to fiesta as it opened its Grand Prairie location on Tuesday, April 11 with a ribbon cutting that included Blue Goose executives, as well as members of Grand Prairie city council and Grand Prairie Independent School District. It also included an announcement of a wonderful partnership with the School District and the culinary arts program at Dubiski Career High School. The festivities included the donation of a much-needed Supreme Refrigeration 48" Two Door Refrigerated Sandwich Prep Table and a Cayenne 14" Countertop Electric Griddle to 161 Bistro, which is operated by Culinary Arts students at Dubiski Career High School.  Blue Goose and Dubiski are discussing working together on culinary internships to provide hands-on experiences to aspiring chefs.

Dignitaries in attendance were members of Grand Prairie City Council including Mayor Pro Tem Cole Humphreys (District 5), Jorja Clemson (District 1), Kurt Johnson (District 6), and Junior Ezeonu (At Large). Also representing the city were Steve Dye, City Manager, and Cheryl De Leon, Deputy City Manager. In addition to the council, Economic Development Director Marty Wieder also attended the festivities.

Special honorees in attendance were members from Grand Prairie Independent School District -- Dr. Linda Ellis, Superintendent; Dr. Loraine Whitley, Assistant Superintendent; Aniska Douglas, Executive Director of CTE;  Dr. Holly Mohler, Principal, Dubiski Career High School; Chef Jonathan Taylor, Dubiski Career High School; and students from the Culinary Arts program at Dubiski Career High School.

“We are thrilled to open our largest Blue Goose Cantina here in Grand Prairie,“ states Nick Peterson, CEO of Peterson Management Group, which is the parent company of Blue Goose Cantina. “Being a family and privately-owned company, we are proud to become part of the exciting growth in the area. We look forward to serving the city while providing another family-friendly place for customers to enjoy our made-from-scratch offerings.”

Grand Prairie is one of the largest Blue Goose Cantina restaurants with more than 7,700 square feet and a 302-seating capacity. It currently employs approximately 250 team members. The newest location boasts a grand patio, an extensive bar area, the restaurant’s famous wood fire grill, the legendary tortilla factory, and, of course, warm hospitality and excellent service. Warm colors, Loteria artwork, and gorgeous tile don this newest location. The restaurant even includes a display of a chef’s coat from Dubiski Career High School and football jerseys from the high schools. The menu includes Blue Goose’s famous fajitas, top shelf queso, homemade tortillas, enchiladas, tacos, margaritas, and more.

Established in 1984, Blue Goose Cantina brings together fantastic made-from-scratch Mexican food, legendary cocktails, top-notch service, a fun atmosphere, and a kick-ass attitude. A division of Peterson Management Group, a family-owned and operated restaurant management company, Blue Goose currently has seven North Texas locations in Frisco, Plano, Highland Village, McKinney, Grapevine, Fort Worth and now in Grand Prairie. For more information, including menu and locations, visit BlueGooseCantina.com.

ABOUT PETERSON MANAGEMENT GROUP

Peterson Management Group is a family-owned and operated restaurant management company with 12 restaurants located across North Texas. Founded by Bob Peterson and Scott Holyfield, two guys with larger-than-life personalities, it all started in 1983 with eclectic seafood shack restaurants, Aw Shucks and Big Shucks Oyster Bar. They are the best places in North Texas to get raw oysters, shrimp, catfish, crab legs, po'boy boy sandwiches, a nice cold beer, and some tasty crawfish when in season. In addition to Aw Shucks and Big Shucks, Peterson Management Group opened Blue Goose Cantina in 1984, where fantastic made-from-scratch Mexican food, legendary cocktails, top-notch service, a fun atmosphere and a kick-ass attitude come together. The restaurant chain has repeatedly been voted the best in North Texas for its winning combination of food, fun, and signature margaritas. Today, Nick Peterson, son of Bob, leads the family business, serving as its CEO. For more information, visit PetersonManagementGroup.net.

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