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TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- After restaurants have taken to the road, a few local trucks are serving things up old school.

Two Food Truck Friday favorites announced they will open brick and mortar storefronts later this year. This means no more tracking down your favorite grub on the go.

Dovetail Joint told Action News they are working on their lease agreement at an undisclosed Tri-Cities location. The restaurant will allow a full bar complete with specialty cocktails made from local distilleries. Their farm to table menu will feature an eclectic Mediterranean-Eastern style of food, all to be enjoyed on an outdoor patio.

"It won't be stuffy or pretentious, but a relaxed and comfortable environment," co-owner Maren McGowan said. "It's a bigger project than expected but that's a good thing."

Fresh Out the Box will open their hip, take-out style spot on Clearwater Ave in Kennewick. The Katsu burger and Korean quesadilla will be part of a much larger menu they haven't been able to provide customers with because of the small space they've worked in.

"In the food truck we're always bumping elbows and it's just so tight because the food truck gets so busy so we normally have four people in it," Co-owner Jenny Nguyen said. "We're just excited to be in a bigger place to have more options for everyone."

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The Asian street food restaurant will open doors this August and Dovetail Joint hopes to open within four to eight months. Both plan to continue their mobile business.

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