Texadelphia to open second Houston location (update)

Originally Published: Houston Business Journal

Soon there will be two Texadelphia Bar & Grill locations in Houston. That means twice the opportunities for Texas-inspired Philly cheesesteak.

According to a press release, Texadelphia has inked a lease for a 3,500-square-foot space that formerly housed Yucatan Taco Stand at 3407 Montrose Blvd. The planned opening date is set for mid-to-late May, a representative told Houston Business Journal.

The location is inside Hawthorne Square Shopping Center with retailers Starbucks, Einstein Bros Bagels, Pizza Love and Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt just south of the Montrose-Westheimer intersection.

Texadelphia opened its current location at 8383 Westheimer Road in October. But before that, the Houston area went without the eatery for two years after its previous location closed in 2015.

"We are very proud to have reintroduced Texadelphia back to Houston," Mark Parmerlee, president of Texadelphia Operating LLC, said in the release. "When we opened our first location last year, we received an amazing reception. Our fans are very excited we are back. People from as far as Galveston and Huntsville trekked to our Westheimer location upon our return. Our new location is just the second of many more to come."
Mark Parmerlee, president of Golden Tree Restaurants, the parent company of Texadelphia Bar & Grill.
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Mark Parmerlee, president of Golden Tree Restaurants, the parent company of Texadelphia Bar & Grill.

Texadelphia's second Houston space "will undergo a significant transformation," per the release. The previous tenant, Yucatan Taco Stand, closed last August, according to CultureMap.

Allan Ferguson of Ferguson Contractors LLC is the general contractor for the renovation. His business also did the work on the 8383 Westheimer Road location, the spokesperson said.

Dallas-based SRS Real Estate Partners represented both the landlord and the eatery in the transaction, per the release. Jonathan Hicks and JP Hayes represented Texadelphia, while Edward Heap and Jed Mandel represented the landlord. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Texadelphia currently has 14 restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma, per its website.

The eatery opened its first restaurant in Austin in 1981, according to its website. Founder Joel Stanley began franchising the brand a few years later. In 2008, Stanley sold Texadelphia to investors.

Richardson-based Golden Tree Restaurants owns the Texadelphia brand as well as Golden Chick, Heff’s Burgers, JC’s Burger House and Jalapeño Tree. It recently purchased Dallas-based Fireside Pies.

Both of Houston's Texadelphia locations are corporate-owned, the spokesperson said. Branch Sheppard, a lawyer who brought the brand back to Houston, is no longer a majority owner of the location on Westheimer.