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Iconic Chinese Chain HaiDiLao Hot Pot Plots a Location in Houston Proper

Construction permits indicate that it’s headed to MidMain

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HaiDiLao’s hot pot spreads.
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High-end hot pot restaurant HaiDiLao’s Texas expansion continues with a second Houston location that’s currently under construction in Midtown, just north of the MATCH Theater.

Construction permits filed in May indicate that HaiDiLao is set to open its doors on the ground floor of the forthcoming mixed-use development the Travis at 3300 Main Street, at the intersection of Main and Francis. That puts the restaurant in the middle of a quickly-changing neighborhood and neighbors with a number of wildly popular Houston Asian restaurants like Mai’s, Gen Korean BBQ House and Spicy Girl.

Founded in China in 1994, the chain is known for its lavish hot pot spreads, a bounty of proteins to cook, and large selection of broths, along with over-the-top approach to customer service, including shoe shines, manicures and free snacks. As previously reported by Eater, the chain also has a location in the works in Katy that’s set to arrive sometime early next year. Yesterday, Eater Dallas reported that a location would be opening in DFW suburb Frisco.

No timeline is set yet for the Mid-Main location’s opening.

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