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JJ Watt wants to buy back Whataburger
Once news broke that Texas-based burger chain Whataburger had sold a majority ownership stake to a private equity firm, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt introduced a plan via Twitter for Texans to buy the chain back. “Make honey butter chicken biscuits available all day, add kolaches to the menu and change nothing else,” Watt said. “Especially not the ketchup.”
Ok, I say we all chip in and buy Whataburger back. Make honey butter chicken biscuits available all day, add kolaches to the menu and change nothing else. Especially not the ketchup. https://t.co/HadutHXJ9l— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 14, 2019
Dog Haus selects first Houston location
As Eater reported last December, California-based hot dog chain Dog Haus has its sights set on Houston, and it’s finally selected its first local address. An update to the chain’s website indicates that the restaurant will open at 1096 Enclave Parkway, at the southwest corner of Enclave and Eldridge Pkwy. No word on when it will open just yet.
Pokeology departs Sawyer Yards
Houston-born poke bowl shop Pokeology has closed the doors to its first standalone location less than a year after opening. According to Houston Food Finder, the shop was forced to close its Sawyer Yards outpost due to overhead costs that were “simply unsustainable,” and chef Jason Liao is currently working on a new, as-yet-undisclosed restaurant concept.
Major changes are in the works at the Dunlavy
Ritzy private event venue and lunch destination the Dunlavy will transform into a restaurant in 2020. Per a press release, the Clark Cooper Concepts-operated space will continue to host events throughout the end of 2019 before transitioning into a “full-service restaurant offering nightly dinner service.”