Following the 2019 debut of its first Houston-area outpost of the new millennium in New Caney, hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel will officially open a restaurant inside the Houston city limits.
Permit applications filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation indicate that construction on the newest Wienerschnitzel outpost at 3538 South Highway 6 is set to begin this summer. The restaurant will occupy a 1,247 square foot space that formerly housed ice cream spot Twistee Treat.
Back in 2016, Eater reported that Wienerschnitzel was plotting a major expansion for Houston, with 32 locations set to debut in the metro area over the next 15 years. In addition to the New Caney restaurant and this forthcoming Houston outpost, there’s also a location set to debut in Baytown at 3203 Grant Road, though no timeline for its debut has been set just yet. It’s technically a comeback for Wienerschnitzel, which operated in Houston for decades before closing its restaurants across the city in the 1990s.
For those who are unfamiliar with Wienerschnitzel, the chain serves hot dogs of all kinds, including the classics like dogs topped with chili and sauerkraut, and more creatively topped options like the Cuban, which pairs a wiener with Swiss cheese and a pickle spear. Burgers, bacon-ranch chili cheese fries, and breakfast options are also on the menu, along with ice cream and other snacks.
No timeline has been set just yet for Wienerschnitzel’s debut in Houston proper, but construction on the space is expected to be finished by the end of October. Stay tuned for an official opening date.