Katy-area to be home of Houston area’s first Layne’s Chicken Fingers

After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)
After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)

After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy. (Courtesy Layne's Chicken Fingers)

After serving up chicken in College Station for nearly three decades, Layne’s Chicken Fingers is opening its first location in the Houston area in Katy this summer. The 2,400-square-foot restaurant will be located at 23703 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy.

The fast-casual restaurant has three locations in College Station as well as restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



“Layne’s in Houston is going to make a huge splash,” Layne’s Chicken Fingers spokesperson Matt O'Reilly said.When we opened in Dallas, people drove two hours to visit. I can’t imagine what Houston will do.”

Masroor Fatany, an Aggie himself, is opening the restaurant and also owns five Houston-area locations of The Halal Guys. Fatany is the exclusive franchisee for the Greater Houston area and plans on opening more Layne’s locations in the area in the next 12 months.

“We have wanted a Layne’s in Houston for years, and the fact that it’s finally happening is very exciting,” Fatany said. “Layne’s has done a fantastic job of building and growing their brand, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce them to Houston, and reconnect my fellow Aggies with some food from home.”

By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.