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Stoner-Themed Sandwich Shop Cheba Hut Plots an Expansion to Houston

Permit filings indicate that the Arizona-born chain known for its “toasted” subs will open at Sawyer Yards

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Stoner sandwich shop Cheba Hut is headed to Houston
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Cheba Hut, the stoner-themed sandwich shop known for its “toasted” subs served on hand-rolled bread, is apparently headed to Houston.

According to permits filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the area’s first Cheba Hut will be at 2150 Edwards Street, in the Sawyer Yards complex that also includes Holler Brewing. The sandwich chain has made a big push into Texas over the past year, opening locations in Austin and Dallas. It was originally founded in 1998 in Tempe, Arizona, and has since expanded to several West Coast states, as well as Georgia.

As marijuana is still technically illegal in Texas, nothing at the state’s existing Cheba Huts is actually infused with the herb. But the menu is heavy with weed references, including the White Widow, a grilled chicken and veggie sandwich that’s slathered with ranch and named after an iconic marijuana strain. The sandwiches come in three sizes — the nug, the pinner, and the blunt — and drinks, like the grapefruit vodka and ginger beer Hot Box, are referred to as “cottonmouth cures.” Of course, there are also munchies to snack on, like pretzel nuggets, and loaded nachos made with Nacho Cheese Doritos.

No word yet on when Houston’s first location might open, or if other Cheba Huts are slated for the area. Eater has reached out to a representative of the restaurant for comment.

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