Raising Cane's, First Watch, Howdy Hot Chicken: Newly opened restaurants near Sugar Land

Raising Cane's opened in September at The Grid in Stafford. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)
Raising Cane's opened in September at The Grid in Stafford. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)

Raising Cane's opened in September at The Grid in Stafford. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)

Raising Cane's, First Watch and Howdy Hot Chicken opened in the Sugar Land area this August and September. Read more about each restaurant below.



Raising Cane's opened a location at 12627 S. Kirkwood Road, Stafford, in The Grid development Sept. 9. The Louisiana-based fast-food restaurant chain is known for its chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast and Cane's Sauce. 281-494-8672. www.raisingcanes.com

First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, opened a Sugar Land location in the Riverpark Shopping Center on Sept. 28. The new restaurant at 17412 W. Grand Parkway S., Sugar Land, is owned by a subsidiary of the Mac Haik Enterprises, which operates 14 First Watch locations throughout the Greater Houston area, Austin and College Station. 346-396-4401. www.firstwatch.com

Howdy Hot Chicken opened in August at 19922 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land. The restaurant’s menu features chicken sandwiches, chicken tender baskets and loaded chicken fries, along with sides of macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and waffle fries. 832-847-4974. https://www.facebook.com/howdyhotchiken/
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.