Postpone AND The Magdalene are among several well-known and popular restaurants opening new locations throughout the Houston area.
Popular brunch spot Snooze, which bills itself as an AM restaurant, will open its eighth location Wednesday at 3191 W. Holcombe Blvd., south of Rice Village and West U. The new location has a 3,585-square-foot dining room with seating for nearly 100, plus a 52-seat covered patio, which should ease the crush of enthusiasts queuing outside for Sunday brunch. The menu includes a variety of pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, breakfast tacos, cocktails, beer and coffee drinks.
Denver-based Snooze has more than 50 locations in 10 states. It plans to open in Lubbock and at The Grid, a mixed-use development in Stafford, this year.
“We are excited to continue to grow in Houston, already one of our largest markets, with our location at West University,” Snooze CEO David Birzon said in a statement. “As a mission-driven company, we look to growth not only in terms of opening more restaurants, but also expanding our culture and ability to give back to new communities by partnering with great local organizations for our pre-opening weekend “.
Another popular breakfast spot, La Madeleine, a French bakery and café, opened March 15 in Conroe, at 336 Marketplace near Interstate 45 and South Loop 336. The Dallas-based chain, which has more than 80 locations across the United States, it is part of a French company founded in 1976. La Madeleine offers breakfast, sandwiches and take-out meals all day, as well as beignets, French tarts and croissants in its bakery. It also packages and sells many of its products, such as bottled soups and spices, in stores and for delivery.
The same Conroe development also welcomed another Cold stone creamery in February. The Scottsdale, Az.-based chain sells its super-premium ice cream (made with more fat and less than half the amount of air found in regular ice cream) in about 1,000 outlets across the U.S. Cold Stone also sells pies and cakes ice cream in store and online.
Piada, a fast-casual restaurant offering what it calls Italian street food, will open this year at FM 1463 and Fulshear Bend Drive in The Market at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear. It will be the fifth location in Houston. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the chain has approximately 50 stores in 7 states. It sells wraps made with the Italian focaccia for which the chain is named, as well as pastas and salads.