The breakfast eatery Biskit Junkie and mac n’ cheese joint Jus’ Mac will merge the best of both their worlds under one roof next month.
Biskit Junkie is planning to keep operating as-is in Montrose until it joins Jus’ Mac at both of the restaurants locations in Montrose and the Heights. Jus’ Mac will get an updated tagline to reflect the new breakfast offerings and earlier hours, and a complete interior revamp to transform its rustic space to a more breakfast-friendly feel. “It’s going to be brighter and more airy. People want to wake up to something that makes them feel good,” says Patrick Alvarez, who owns both restaurants.
Alvarez said the move was partly motivated by foot traffic trends in his eateries. “Our customers at Biskit Junkie tapered off at 12 p.m., where as Jus Mac opens at 12 p.m. It only made sense to entertain the idea of merging the two,” he wrote in a statement. Rising rent costs in Houston was another reason. “Rent is getting so expensive - $60 to 70 per square foot. You almost have to have all-day service now if you want to grow,” he told Eater.
As far as Biskit Junkie’s existing space, Alvarez is in talks with a poke restaurant to take over the lease. If that doesn’t happen, he’s planning on moving in his new Mexican breakfast eatery, Maderas. There are also plans to expand the Jus’ Mac brand to River Oaks and Katy next year.
Jus’ Mac will begin opening at 7 a.m. next month at both its locations at 2617 Yale Street in the Heights and 106 Westheimer in Montrose. Operating hours will be Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.