Super Chicken, a three-year-old eatery and caterer near the Bush Intercontinental Airport, is opening a second location in Tomball today, October 1st. The new location for the popular restaurant will be at 24179 Highway 249, near Northpointe Boulevard. Hours will be 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
You may ask why am I writing about a restaurant in this blog which talks about Texas wine. Well, it’s because they are going to do what we want all Texas restaurants to do, serve Texas wine! The final list of Texas wines is not finalized yet, but they will definitely be serving Texas wine.
Super Chicken opened its first location as a lunch-only restaurant three years ago in the Greenspoint area and the spot quickly became a community favorite. The menu was developed by classically trained chef Kyle Wiebe and includes a few secret family recipes from Joseph Theis who owns the restaurant with his wife Christy.
“The Super Chicken concept is simple,” Joseph Theis said. “Serve food that’s handmade, hot, and delicious with friendly, fast service.”
The chicken is never frozen, and the restaurant uses proprietary spice blends as well as house-made marinades and dipping sauces. Super Chicken has broken the mold that so many restaurants follow, he added. Instead of focusing on marketing, the Theis family’s top priority is providing people with the best possible food.
“The number of places serving frozen, pre-battered chicken in this day and age is shocking,” Theis said. “Even well-known places that are really, really popular serve frozen or mass-produced food.”
He added that people might be surprised if they read the ingredients of dipping sauces in some popular restaurants. “The main ingredients are high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, and other questionable ingredients that I can’t even spell,” Theis said.
Besides a dine-in or carry-out menu that features salads, tenders, sandwiches, slaw and fries, Super Chicken offers catering. “Having lived in the Tomball area more than three years, I believe there is a demand for good, fresh, natural food,” Theis said. “Super Chicken will bring a new option for dinner that I think will be well-received by families and young people alike.”
The new location will also offer domestic and craft beers and wine (Texas wine too!) as well as a television so diners won’t miss big sporting events.
“We emphasize being friendly, greeting the customer right away, letting them know we appreciate their business,” Theis said. “And accuracy. Accuracy matters.”
He said the staff strives to be super in all things related to customer service. “When mistakes happen – they’re rare, but they do happen – we plant our feet, admit our mistake, say we’re sorry and tell the client how we’re going to fix it,” he said.
The Tomball location is currently looking for super team members to become part of the Super Chicken family.
Earlier this year, The Houston Press included Super Chicken in its Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead feature, encouraging fans of Chick-Fil-A to try Super Chicken. Last year, the paper named Super Chicken one of the top 10 restaurants in the Bush Intercontinental Airport area.
“One of the great things about our name ‘Super Chicken’ is it helps sets expectations,” Theis said. “Our goal is to exceed those expectations when people come in the restaurant and try our food.”
Super Chicken is also adding online ordering and developing apps that will allow people to have even better access to the restaurant and catering services. Learn more by visiting super-chicken.com or follow the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/originalsuperchicken.