Newest The Egg & I Restaurant Opening Monday, February 27th, 2012 in Houston, TX

Denver-based The Egg & I Restaurants announces the opening of its 52nd restaurant on Monday, February 27th.  The restaurant opens at 6:00 a.m. on the southeast corner of Westheimer Rd. and Jeanetta St. This will be the second The Egg & I Restaurant opened in Houston by well-known Houston businessman, Mac Haik.

On Sunday, February 26th, the restaurant will donate 100% of all proceeds from its private, pre-opening training day to the Trotter Family YMCA. All donations will support families and individuals in the community through services and programs focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  “We are excited to partner with this newest The Egg & I Restaurant in Houston and are grateful for their support”, says Kyle Anderson, Director of Center Operations for the Trotter Family YMCA.

“We are all very excited about this event and about our new restaurant opening. The Houston community has already welcomed us with open arms and we can’t wait to become more involved and make new friends,” said Mari Gonzalez, General Manager of the new The Egg & I Restaurant. “We are also very pleased our new restaurant is creating 40 new jobs in Houston.”

Newest The Egg & I Restaurant Opening Monday, February 27th, 2012 in Houston, TXMr. Haik has been involved with The Egg & I Restaurant concept since March, 2007.  He is one of the owners of E&I Restaurants, Inc. which currently owns eight The Egg & I Restaurants in Colorado and, through one of its subsidiaries, franchises The Egg & I Restaurants throughout the U.S.

In addition to one other Houston location, Mr. Haik also owns five The Egg & I Restaurants in San Antonio, Texas, one in Tyler, Texas, one in Austin, Texas, and two locations in Alabama.  Additionally, he has development rights for the concept for most of Texas, as well as several other states.

This The Egg & I Restaurant is the seventh The Egg & I Restaurant in the Houston market and the sixteenth in Texas.

“The opening of the 52nd location is a significant accomplishment for all of us at The Egg & I. I want to thank our entire team for their dedication and tireless efforts to ensure we deliver an exceptional dining experience to every guest, every day, in every restaurant,” commented Haik. “In this very difficult economic environment, we are very pleased to be able to continue opening new restaurants and bringing our award-winning breakfast and lunch entrees to new communities around the State of Texas.”

About The Egg & I Restaurants

About The Egg & I RestaurantsThe Egg & I Restaurants, headquartered in Lone Tree, CO, opened its first restaurant in Ft. Collins, CO in 1987. With Houston’s opening there will be 52 company and franchise restaurants operating throughout the U.S. The Egg & I Restaurants are casual, full-service, breakfast and lunch restaurants open Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on weekends).  Arabica premium high grown coffees, 100% pure-squeezed orange juice, generous portions and creative menu items all combine to make a meal at The Egg & I delicious and memorable.  Frittatas, omelettes, whole wheat pancakes, waffles and many delicious “non-egg” and “Smarter Choice” items make up the extensive breakfast and brunch menu.  Lunch choices include chef-inspired sandwiches, generous salads and freshly-prepared, homemade soups. Private meeting rooms are available at most locations. The Egg & I Restaurant was recently named for the second year in a row to Technomic’s The Future 50 listing, its annual ranking of the fastest-growing concepts between $25 million and $50 million in sales. For further information, visit


Jan Barnett
The Egg & I Restaurants
Director of Marketing
Office:  (303) 768-8883
Cell:    (720) 280-6743