New Eats! The South Plains Food Co. Restaurant Review


Alyvia Pierson, Staff Writer/Editor

Across the street from the ballpark, next to Fellowship Church, Zachary welcomes South Plains Food Company! From its wide menu selection to its large dining area, patrons can’t get enough of this hot, new, trendy restaurant!

2022 brought new things for the new year, including the grand opening of South Plains Food Company. Created by the owners of The Francis, the 14,000-square-foot restaurant stands on the north side of Zachary. Surrounded by century-old oak trees and an artificial pond, South Plains aims to offer an A+ southern-comfort dining experience. Upon entering, South Plains staff excitedly welcome guests. The grand, spacious interior, combined with the completed construction’s fresh smell, makes a wonderful first impression. Serving as a hot spot for large parties and celebrations, South Plains hopes to expand to become a wedding and event venue.

Though, South Plains isn’t stopping there. The owners aspire to have a growing catering and event space by its third year. Co-owner, Joel Frosch said, “If I could describe the menu in one word, it’d be options. We have our originals, but we also offer new things like boudin-stuffed mushrooms, calamari, and crab dip”. Additionally, Frosch said, “One unique thing about our restaurant is that there’s a market and deli with to-go, grab-and-go, and throw-on-the-grill food to enjoy with your family from the comfort of your home.”

My first impression of South Plains was memorable; it was my brother’s birthday, and no other restaurant was better for the occasion. The staff was welcoming and polite, and my family was seated right away. The dish of the night was savory and delicious: the spinach and artichoke dip, something I highly recommend. Unfortunately, I was slightly overwhelmed with the spices in my steak and shrimp pasta. Nevertheless, my family and I happily enjoyed our meal. South Plains Food Co. will become everyone’s favorite and go-to restaurant. If you haven’t been, what are you waiting for? Have your next meal at South Plains Food Company!