This weekend, Ikeas across the country will unveil recently remodeled in-store restaurants, with three distinct zones geared toward diners with different needs, including the one in Round Rock. One zone caters to the busy on-the-go shopper seeking a quick nosh en route to loading up their carts with Raskogs and Knutstrops. Another zone is meant to appeal to families, while a third, called "Fika" ("to have coffee"), is a simulacrum of a living room and is meant to encourage socialization and relaxation.
Ikea has also revamped its menu to include more sustainable, health-conscious options, including vegan and chicken meatballs.
Folks will have many opportunities this weekend to check out the new spaces and menu offerings, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 29, at 5 p.m. The first 100 people in line will receive a mystery envelope containing up to $100 in food and gift card prizes. That night, from 5 to 8 p.m., the restaurant will offer a family dinner special of a meatball entree, soup or salad, and dessert for $6.99.
On Saturday morning, the first 30 people in line at 9 a.m. will receive a goodie bag filled with goodies from the Swedish food mart, and the next 100 folks will receive a mystery envelope. There will be a variety of meal specials on Saturday, including $1.49 Swedish breakfast and half-off desserts.
On Sunday, May 1, take down all of the lingonberry pancakes at the $9.99 all-you-can-eat brunch. Mystery envelopes are also up for grabs for the first 100 people in line at 9 a.m.