Iconic House of Pies restaurant expands with new locations in Cypress and Katy
It’s a safe bet that most Houstonians have at least one good memory of the iconic House of pies. The 24-hour restaurant caters to anyone craving a sweet or savory meal, whether they want generous portions of classic American fare after a 12-hour shift or a place to enjoy post-club munchies and afterwards. evening. The no-frills restaurant offers hearty breakfast platters with buttered toast, eggs and crispy bacon, melting beef patty overflowing with American cheddar and, of course, dozens of pies and other desserts.
The original Kirby The location opened in 1967, and since then House of Pies has grown into an institution in Houston. The brand now has four locations, not only in Houston but also in the Woodlands, with more on the way. Just this week Dr Khaled Khalaf, one of the last family members in the business, announced that House of Pies recently opened a new Cypress location at 25686 North-West highway with another place in Katy at 20802 Katy Freeway in preparation for 2022.
“As the city of Houston continues to grow, more diners than ever have been introduced to House of Pies,” Khalaf said. “Some of these people have heard of us before, some haven’t. Hours after the announcement of Katy’s location, customers said on social media that they were excited to have more House of Pies locations on the Gulf Coast.
House of Pies was born in California in the early 1960s by Al Rabbit, Jr., an early concept restaurant creator credited with launching brands such as International Crepe House and Jules orangeThe Khalaf family came onto the scene in the 1980s when the franchise group went bankrupt and senior family members decided to add the two Houston locations to their first business portfolio. For over 45 years, the Khalaf family have maintained ownership and quality control of House of Pies. Meanwhile, several family members, including Khaled, are also interventional cardiologists at Vital Heart & Vein clinics throughout the Houston area.
As the holidays are in full swing, the famous scratch-off desserts have been pre-ordered for months. Countless stacked stainless steel cooking grates with Puff pastry buttermilk pie, apple cobblers, Texas pecans and the notable Bayou goo filled the guest rooms of the 24-hour restaurant on Kirby. Due to the high demand for these pies, orders are taken on a first come, first served basis. Right before the major winter vacation, queues can form around the block, so be prepared to wait for those sought-after treats. It is typical for House of Pies will sell more than 10,000 pies at each of its four operating sites. While House of Pies was in the ecommerce space several years ago, this option is not available for 2021. Pie orders this season must be placed in person on holiday week.
Running a legendary restaurant in Houston isn’t easy, but despite all the competition in the city, House of Pies has remained a favorite for its constant clientele, some of whom are so used to eating all meals throughout the day at House. of Pies.
The House of Pies locations at 3112 Kirby, 6142 Westheimer, and 11311 Fuqua are open 24 hours a day Monday through Sunday, in other words, all the time. The Woodlands location at 1330 Lake Woodlands Drive is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight, and 24 hours a day Saturday and Sunday.