A popular, College Station-based burger joint is expanding its Houston-area operations. Grub Burger Bar announced that it will relocate its CityCentre location and open a new outpost in Katy.
Slated to open by the end of July, the new Memorial-area Grub will replace the shuttered Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers at 10403 Katy Freeway. Grub's current CityCentre location will close at the end of June to faciliate the move, director of real estate Jeremy Bourgeois tells CultureMap.
As for Katy, Grub's new location will be at the Katy Green development at the corner of I-10 and Greenhouse Road. Other tenants in the development include Chick-fil-A, Masala Wok, and Starbucks.
Capital Retail Properties, a local real estate brokerage and development firm, represented Grub in both transactions. Partner Anderson Smith said in a statement that the company sought "high profile locations with easy access" for its expansion.
Open since 2012, Grub is one of many entrants in the better burger category. The restaurant offers a range of proteins and bakes its buns fresh in-house. As the name implies, the fast-casual restaurant pairs its food offerings with a full range of wine, beer, and cocktails, including boozy milkshakes. This winning formula has allowed the company to grow beyond the Red River with locations in seven states, including California, Florida, and Pennsylvania.