Signage is up and furniture and fixtures are in place at the new HTeaO Cedar Park location at the intersection of New Hope Drive and Bagdad Road, behind the 7-11 convenience store. According to an announcement on the HTeaO Cedar Park facebook page, the much-anticipated iced tea purveyor will open its doors to the public at noon on Friday, December 4.
HTeaO has around 20 freestanding and strip-center tea shops across the state. The Lubbock-based chain evolved out of the brisk drive through tea business that Kim and Gary Hutchins did from their Buns Over Texas restaurants. Their strategic decision to build a new restaurant with a separate brand, storefront, and drive through just focusing on premium teas and water turned out to be a bigger business than burgers.
Currently, the chain has 19 locations open and several more, including Cedar Park, listed as “coming soon” on the HTeaO website.