UPDATE JAN 10, 2019:
Looking for a menu for Taste of D-Light On the Go? Here it is below (click to enlarge). The address and phone are 3415 Highway 5 North (AR-5) in Bryant, 501-847-3580. Their hours are Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and closed Sunday. See more story below about the evolution of this restaurant.
UPDATE DEC 27, 2018
I’m hearing several reports that Taste of D-Light is now in their “soft opening” stage. The drive-thru is reportedly not open, but they will bring food to your car. Submit your pictures of their food and I’ll post them here. Email [email protected]. See more info below.
UPDATE NOV 1, 2018
Just a short update this time, but an exciting one. Of two Chinese restaurants, we were sorry to say goodbye to one old friend yesterday in Sin Sin, but we will soon say hello again to another old friend – Taste of D-Light. We have waited for what seems like forever in hungry time. It was January 2016 when Taste closed up shop on Reynolds Road and sold the building. Not quite three years later, on the third week of November 2018 is when they have set the target date to re-open. That’s Thanksgiving week, so maybe you’ll get a Taste before diving into the tradition turkey and dressing.
UPDATE AUG 30, 2018
The sign is going through the Bryant Development Review Committee to be approved. Here is how it will look.
UPDATE AUG 1, 2018
Wow, It’s been a minute since I updated. The building has walls now with exterior and even a sign up that says “Chinese Restaurant.” But it’s still not open. I’m watching.
UPDATE April 9, 2018
It’s time for an update on the Chinese restaurant going in at Highway 5 North next to the Fred’s complex (west of Springhill Road). It’s been since the end of 2016 since we’ve seen anything happen to the property that Jerry and Lee Jones bought. But the photos I took above were from Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday of last week. There is now a building where no building stood for many months.
Taste of D-Light opened in 1997 and operated at 3200 N Reynolds Road in Bryant for about 19 years until selling the building and auctioning off the equipment. The Joneses wanted to retire and finally did so. However, it wasn’t long until we heard about a reboot as a drive-thru only restaurant.
I’d like to say that I have an interview with the owners and give you great details and perpetuate the myth that I know everyone and everything in Saline County, but I actually don’t know these folks or how to contact them since they aren’t open for business currently.
I’d like to be able to say when they plan to open, whether they will be hiring, what their hours and menu will be, and even if they’ll have the same name for the restaurant. I can’t tell you any of those things right now.
However, social media is pretty awesome, and I feel secure that someone reading this is going to be able to add to the story. So if you’re that person, please comment! Or email me at [email protected] or message me on social media. And thanks!
Here are the previous articles that included updates on Taste of D-Light:
- JAN 4, 2016 – Taste of D-Light in Bryant Closing
- MAY 5, 2016 – The Next New Liquor Store in Saline County About to Open in Bryant
- SEP 19, 2016 – Business Changes at Springhill & Highway 5 North
- DEC 2, 2016 – Epic Update: New Stores, Subdivisions, Liquor Stores, a Bank and some Restaurants
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Lisa Wadley says
WORTH THE WAIT! I went on Saturday at 6:00pm, probably the worst time to go. After reading comments here, I knew to expect a long wait and no eggrolls and my expectations were met (ran out of eggrolls one hour before and 50 minutes start to finish.) However, the big takeaway here (pun intended) is Taste of D’Light is BACK! We ordered two General Tso’s (lots of meat), fried wontons (huge) and two soups (very flavorful) for $25 and it was SOOOO good! I know it was very fresh. This is the Chinese Bryant has been missing. Nothing can match it. I can overlook the inconveniences because I know Mr. Jerry and his wife (sorry I don’t know her name) work so hard for us. I’m so glad to have them back and I hope the business is sustainable because I’d hate to lose them again. Their food is truly a Bryant treasure.
Sid DeGarmo says
Saturday evening, 5:45, sat on the shoulder of highway 5 half way to Springhill road for 12 minutes and didn’t move once, only saw one car exit the drive thru. Just like takeout at the old place, usually had to wait 45 minutes for a phone in order. Went somewhere else. Hope Jerry and Miss Lee get it together.
Just went during lunch time today on my way home. There were 5 cars in front of me, which I figured would not be too bad of a wait. I was very wrong. It took approximately 10 min per order for them to send out. I was in line 50 min. Before I received my food. When they handed me my food, they said they were out of egg rolls (which was supposed to be included in my lunch special) and out of sesame seeds for my sesame seed chicken. After I got home to eat, my chicken had a raw part in the middle. I was very disappointed with my experience.
carol morris says
is it a drive thru or can you come in to eat or at least come in an order.
When will the Restaurant open? We can’t wait, on pins and needles. Loved his last place. So excited they are opening a new place.
Finally! Good Chinese food back to our area. Mrs. Lee’s hot and sour soup is the best I’ve ever eaten. Can’t wait to have this back in my life. 😊
Has anyone heard when this is set to open? I came to love this restaurant and Jerry and Momma lee when i was 12 (now 30). I was so excited when i found out they were re-opening! going for china on the go tonight for supper and SOOO ready to have some of their cuisine again!
Doug Blanford- Southpaw Designs says
They had a sizzling chicken and rice soup that was the only thing I could eat when I was sick that would really do the trick! So bummed when they close but so excited I may be able to eat my soup once again sick or not LOL
Courtney Wagner says
Hi! I was very close with Jerry and Lee, as were my grandparents. I can dig around and ask the grands if they know of anyway to get in touch with them. I had been eating at their restaurant from age 3 to the day they closed (I’m 22, now) and am so thrilled that they are opening up another restaurant.
I ran in to him and Bryant and told him how much my family missed his food. He said well my wife wants to reopen so we will be opening one in Bryant bit I didn’t know it was there. We loved that place.