Texas A&M scholar darling opens first Houston space restaurant in Katy

Layne’s Chicken Fingers opened in Katy, giving the locals a taste of the “soon to be famous” tenders that have found their first following in College Station. The brand’s first outpost in the Houston area opened on June 26th at 23703 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, complete with passage.

Customers will find signature dishes like crispy chicken fingers, Sandwiches, Fries, hearty Dip sauces and Milkshakes. Include additional menu items The sandwichwhich contains three fried chicken fingers that have been choked Layne’s sauce hidden between thick pieces of Texas toast, a happy, bright one yellow mustard potato salad peppered with vegetables and herbs and hand-spun Milkshakes in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and salted caramel.

Founder and former owner Mike Layne opened the original College Station location in 1994 and made friends with many A&M students from Texas in the first year of its activity. One of those students was Mike Garrattwho worked with Layne for a while and later became sole owner of the company. The Aggie theme continues in the restaurant’s evolution to Houston.

While studying at Texas A&M, Houston native Masroor Fatany, who is now CEO of AYG Food Services, LLC, also became a fan of Layne as it provided a fun, casual, and inexpensive place for post-graduate refreshments. Fatany was determined to bring the concept to Space City and his persistence eventually paid off. He chose Katy because Fatany has the largest community of Texas A&M graduates in the state. (If Fatany’s name sounds familiar, it’s because of another restaurant out of town that he introduced to Houston: The halal typesthat started in New York City.)

“The grand opening of the first and only Layne’s Chicken Fingers in the Houston area exceeded all of our expectations. unlike most Fried chicken Layne’s Chicken Fingers serves restaurants to order, ”explains Fatany. “There are no heat lamps, so the quality of the food we serve our friends and neighbors is preserved.”

Top view of fried chicken dishes

Choose from chicken fingers, sandwiches, fries, milkshakes and more at Layne’s Chicken Fingers in Katy. Photo by Becca Wright.Layne’s Chicken Fingers is slated to expand across the Lone Star State, with franchises already emerging in North Texas and additional locations expected in the Houston area. “You can see a Layne location in every major city in Texas for the next five years,” Fatany said confidently.

Layne’s Chicken Fingers is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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