In-N-Out, Velvet Taco: 10 most-read business updates in The Woodlands area in 2021

The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the falafel and the Korean pork. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)
The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the falafel and the Korean pork. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

The Dallas-based restaurant serves more than 20 varieties of globally inspired tacos, such as the spicy tikka chicken, the falafel and the Korean pork. (Courtesy Velvet Taco)

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In-N-Out Burger has three locations in the Greater Houston area. (Papar Faircloth/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Killen's Barbecue opened in Shenandoah in early 2021. (Courtesy Killen's Barbecue)
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Mozambik opened in September in the former location of Peli Peli. (Courtesy Mozambik)
Here is a list of the 10 most popular Community Impact Newspaper business updates in The Woodlands of 2021 based on website traffic.

In-N-Out Burger confirms location coming soon to The Woodlands

A new location for the California-based burger chain is planned in 2022 at the former Sweet Tomatoes location near The Woodlands Mall.

Velvet Taco coming soon to The Woodlands

The fast-casual specialty taco chain plans to open in a former Burger King location on Gosling Road.


Howard Hughes Corp. names 6 new tenants for Hughes Landing, The Woodlands Waterway

Six companies signed leases on office buildings at The Woodlands Towers at The Waterway and Hughes Landing in June.

Killen's Barbecue launches new location serving The Woodlands area

The barbecue restaurant opened in Shenandoah in early 2021. A Killen's Steakhouse had also opened in the city in 2019.

Two new food court restaurants opening at The Woodlands Mall this summer

Bigotes Street Tacos and Ta'bleyah Mediterranean Cuisine were among the openings in The Woodlands Mall in 2021.

Mastro's Ocean Club to replace Grotto at Market Street in The Woodlands

The seafood and steak restaurant opened Dec. 8 at the former site of the Grotto Ristorante at Market Street.

Crumbl Cookies opening in early August at Westwood Village Shopping Center on FM 2978

The cookie shop opened in Westwood Village offering a rotating weekly menu of specialty items.

South African restaurant Mozambik to replace Peli Peli in The Woodlands on Sept. 10

The Portuguese-inspired South African restaurant serves items such as peri peri chicken, trinchado, Malay curry and bobotie.

Shoe, vintage apparel store Premier Select coming to The Woodlands Mall

Collectible items, shoes and vintage clothing are sold at the store along with consignment items.

Locally owned Fuhgedaboudit Bagel Co. is coming to The Woodlands this fall

A locally owned company opened at the Indian Springs Shopping Center offering fresh bagels and sandwiches.

By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.