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Texas shop dishing out healthy meals to-go permanently closes 7 Houston locations

Texas healthy meals to-go shop permanently closes 7 Houston locations

Snap Kitchen meal
Snap Kitchen is closing 14 Texas locations. Snap Kitchen/Facebook

Austin-based Snap Kitchen, a retailer of healthy prepared meals, is closing 14 stores in Texas effective November 6 — including one in the Capital City.

Snap Kitchen, founded in 2010, made the announcement October 30. Houston is losing seven area stories. North Austin is losing one store; six stores are closing in Dallas-Fort Worth. Once the 14 stores are shuttered, one location will remain open in Houston, three in Austin, and two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Snap Kitchen spokeswoman Emily Dunn says that before COVID-19, the company had been ramping up its digital and subscription services, but the retail fallout caused by the pandemic accelerated those moves.

“It appears, almost daily, increased aspects of our lives shift online — and it is our belief that this consumer behavior shift is here to stay. As such, we are placing greater focus on our direct-to-consumer business to get us through and to the other side of this recession,” Dunn says.

Here is the list of stores that are closing November 6:

  • 5710 Memorial Dr., Houston
  • 9807 Katy Fwy., Houston
  • 19355 Katy Greenhouse, Houston
  • 250 W. 20th St., Houston
  • 4005 Montrose Blvd., Houston
  • 5785 San Felipe St., Houston
  • 19325 Gulf Fwy., Webster
  • 10526 W. Parmer Ln., Austin
  • 4941 Belt Line Rd., Dallas
  • 4164 N. Central Expwy., Dallas
  • 5717 Legacy Dr., Plano
  • 2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas
  • 4436 Lemmon Ave., Dallas
  • 2175 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake

“We are heartbroken to no longer be able to serve our customers through these retail locations,” Snap Kitchen CEO Anthony Smith wrote in a blog post. “However, you can continue to receive your favorite Snap Kitchen meals — easier than ever — through contactless delivery directly to your door. We are so grateful for the loyalty you’ve shown us over the years, and we want you to know that we’re still here for you.”

Houston's location 3600 Kirby Dr. will also remain open.

Snap Kitchen meals are still are available online and at certain Whole Foods Market stores.

For Snap Kitchen customers with orders ready to be picked up, meal plans will continue as usual until November 6. Some plans with orders scheduled after November 6 will be shifted to the nearest store that’s still open. For others, any orders scheduled after the closing day will be automatically canceled and refunded.

“We are beyond lucky to have customers like yourself who have helped us earn a sense of brand loyalty that is unmatched in Texas among healthy food options,” Smith wrote. “So, while we are saddened to be closing many of our doors, we are hopeful that you’ll continue to trust us to bring you healthy, convenient meals in a snap.”