Is Eatzi’s Planning a Houston Comeback?
In a world where hectic schedules and dwindling free time are the norm, grab-and-go dining continues to reign supreme. It’s a genre Dallas-based company Eatzi’s has mastered at its five outposts across the DFW area with a sixth location on the waythis fall.
If you’re not familiar with the brand, the market and bakery is a favorite amongst Dallasites offering a bevy of prepared meals alongside grilled meats, pizza, sandwiches, bread, beer, and wine.
“The shift towards the fast-casual dining trend is here to stay,” said Eatzi’s CEO Adam Romo. “Time is a luxury most of us don’t have, and consumers are increasingly searching for a quality, convenient meal solution rather than cooking at home or committing the time required to dine at a full-service restaurant.”
Houstonians may remember Eatzi’s popular Post Oak Boulevard location, which abruptly closed in November 2006. Since the shuttering, many have questioned if Houston would ever experience another Eatzi’s location. Now it appears a Bayou City store may be closer than we think.
In a recent article with business news site Crain’s, Romo mentioned the company has already “started scouting the Houston area and [knows] where they want to go.”
“We’ll continue evaluating those various locations,” Romo said. “Once I reach a point where it kind of stalls out in terms of quality sites, we’ll look at other Texas cities and do the same thing.”