Here are four new businesses and restaurants coming to the Katy area and one upcoming closure of a longtime local business.

Coming soon

The new Chick N Max coming to Fulshear at the Market at Cross Creek shopping center along FM 1463 and Fulshear Bend Drive has an updated timeline that shows the restaurant opening in the third quarter of 2023. Construction for the Fulshear location is expected to start in May or June, a representative said in an email. Chick N Max offers almond wood-smoked chicken wings, sandwiches, tenders, leg quarters and breast quarters.

As part of a wider expansion into the Greater Houston area, EOS Fitness acquired local chain Texas Fit and will initiate the rebranding process for the fitness center in Katy. The Katy Texas Fit location acquired by EOS is located in The Shops at Katy Reserve at 719 Spring Green Blvd. According to a news release from NewQuest Properties, EOS’s rebranded gyms are expected to be open before the end of the year. The exercise facility business touts low prices, a variety of machines, a training area called The Yard and steam rooms at its locations, according to the business’s website.

The Dick’s Sporting Goods in Katy is temporarily closed to allow for the construction of a new House of Sport complex at 24600 Katy Freeway, Ste. 1100A. Signs in the area indicate the House of Sport will open this summer. Existing House of Sport locations are event centers that include a multipurpose field, a climbing wall, a health and wellness center, and various shops selling sporting gear, according to the Dick’s Sporting Goods website. A sign at the Katy construction site directs customers to a temporary replacement location at 16343 FM 529, Houston.

A new Shake Shack is under construction near the intersection of I-10 and Greenhouse Road at 19300 Katy Freeway, the first in the Katy area. The New York-based burger restaurant is a national chain that also sells chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, frozen custard, milkshakes and french fries. The restaurant recently launched a veggie burger option with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, carrots, pickles and fried onions.


After 30 years in the Katy community, Hauerland’s is holding an “everything must go” sale at its store at ​​1648 S. Mason Road. The gift shop recently slashed prices for home decor, jewelry, trees, garlands and wreaths. An official closing date has not yet been publicly announced, according to employees.