Houston’s beloved food truck the Waffle Bus is scheduled to roll out first brick-and-mortar location on Saturday, November 2 with carb-laden offerings like sweet-and-savory waffle sandwiches and ice cream mixed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
After operating food trucks since 2012, The Waffle Bus owner Phi Nguyen raised over $100,000 via crowdfunding platform NextSeed to open his first permanent location in The Heights (1835 N Shepherd Drive).
Waffle Bus’s destination waffle sandwiches involve folding a freshly-made waffle in half and filling it with a burger patty and cheese, or buttermilk fried chicken drizzled with honey butter and spicy mayo.
The menu opens with “wings and things” like waffle fries and a buttermilk fried chicken salad. New additions at its first brick-and-mortar home include a chicken fried bacon BLT, breakfast waffle sandwiches, and an expanded selection of “fryders” — aka sliders with seasoned waffle fry buns. Varieties doused with spicy mayo include buttermilk fried chicken, cheeseburger, and breakfast fryders built with chicken sausage, bacon, egg, and cheese.
On the sugar side, there’s cereal shakes and cereal-infused ice cream with consumerist favorites like Oreos, Reeses Puffs, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. A sweet waffle sandwiches section includes flavors like Nutella banana, strawberry Irish creme brulee, s’mores, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Drinks include a strong Vietnamese iced coffee and cane sugar sodas.
Hours are Sunday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from11 a.m. to 11 p.m.