The dream is over
Originally opened in June 2018, the taco restaurant replaced a location of Jenni's, the couple's popular Vietnamese restaurant. With an eclectic menu featuring a full range of both meaty and vegetarian options alongside scratch made tortillas and vibrant salsas, the concept seemed poised for success.
Unfortunately, it never quite caught on with diners, Scott Tranweaver tells CultureMap. The restaurant never drew enough of a crowd to be sustainable.
"We just didn’t have enough traffic, the same issue I had before when it was Jenni’s," Tranweaver says. "Luckily, we have three profitable restaurants that gives us some flexibility to do different concepts over there to figure out what works."
Most likely, that decision will be reopening the space as Jenni's, but they're contemplating other options such as a breakfast and lunch concept that would be oriented towards area office workers. With almost 20 years of experience in Houston restaurants, the couple remain optimistic they can find something that's a better fit for what diners want.
"We have a fully built out restaurant and everything works and is perfect," Tranweaver says. "We’re trying to figure out what the neighborhood wants so we can make some money."