Fainmous BBQ will have soft opening at new location June 1

Fainmous BBQ will open at its new location June 1 at 1201 Oliver St., Houston. (Courtesy Fainmous BBQ)
Fainmous BBQ will open at its new location June 1 at 1201 Oliver St., Houston. (Courtesy Fainmous BBQ)

Fainmous BBQ will open at its new location June 1 at 1201 Oliver St., Houston. (Courtesy Fainmous BBQ)

Fainmous BBQ, previously located at 10400 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, will open the doors at its new location at 1201 Oliver St., Houston, on June 1.

Beginning 11 a.m., Fainmous BBQ will have a soft opening for any community member, and the restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. every day of the week, co-owner Karen Fain said.

The new space is nearly 1,500 square feet, approximately the same size as the old Fainmous BBQ location, Fain said.

The restaurant will open with 50% capacity, in line with Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation that allows bars and restaurants to maintain 50% capacity beginning May 29.

Staff will wear masks, and gloves, and though masks are not required for customers, they are preferred, Fain said.


The menu will be easy for customers to read so that they are able to quickly order and point to what they want, process through the line and go, Fain said. Chairs will also be spaced out to allow social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations will also be set up at the entrance to the restaurant.

Fainmous BBQ had originally looked at a mid-March open date for the new restaurant before the statewide closures related to COVID-19, Fain said.

As the barbecue restaurant went through the moving process, the local business community stepped up to help with promotion and marketing, Fain said.

“We’re super appreciative of the community support,” she said. “The businesses really helped us out.” 713-728-9663. www.fainmousbbq.com
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.