The team behind Peli Peli, Houston’s favorite restaurant chain dedicated to South African cuisine, has The Woodlands in its sights.
Details on a lease provided by real estate broker CBRE Houston indicate that Peli Peli will open a location at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive. The lease details indicate that the new location is 6,822 square feet. This would be Peli Peli’s fifth restaurant in Houston, joining outposts at the Galleria, Vintage Park, Katy’s Cinco Ranch, and an Austin location.
The opening date for The Woodlands location in the former Mi Cocina space is slated for early summer 2019, Peli Peli’s Thomas Nguyen tells Eater.
Peli Peli’s been in expansion mode for awhile, and Nguyen previously filled in Eater on big plans for the fast casual spinoff Peli Peli Kitchen. “Our goal is to start franchising in 2019,” Nguyen said earlier this year. “We will spend the rest of the year streamlining our concept and finalizing a menu that is scalable and efficient.”