"At this stage, we are in the development application process, so it’s still too early to say when, or even if, we will be able to open a restaurant there," Abbate said in the July 1 email. "Once we do begin construction on a new location, it usually takes us 5 to 6 months to build the restaurant and open for business. We do know that The Woodlands is a wonderful community, and we are excited about the prospect of opening a location there."
The company did not respond to a question from Community Impact Newspaper regarding whether the location would be near The Woodlands Mall.
The company also responded to a Facebook Messenger request for comment by stating it could not confirm any site as a future location until it is under construction. Plans for new locations are always subject to change, according to the message.
The California-based restaurant chain has three locations in the Greater Houston area.