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The Stand “American Classics Redefined” Restaurant to Open First Texas Location in Hughes Landing

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Stand “American Classics Redefined” restaurant is opening its first Texas location in Hughes Landing in The Woodlands.® The popular California restaurant that has redefined fast-casual dining will be located on the ground level of Two Lakes Edge, the award-winning luxury, multifamily development by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC).

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Established in 2003, The Stand has 11 California locations in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County metropolitan areas and continues to grow, with its new location in The Woodlands representing their first dining establishment in Texas and plans to add more sites throughout the coming year. The location in The Woodlands is anticipated to open in the summer of 2022.

The Stand will serve high-quality classic American food at an affordable price in an upscale and contemporary environment. The chef-driven menu will consist of customizable burgers and the Stand’s own creative twist on sandwiches, fries, fresh seasonal salads, hot dogs, wraps, veggies, plant-based proteins, custard and handmade milkshakes, craft beer and wine on tap. Catering options will also be available.




“We are excited to announce The Stand restaurant to the lineup of restaurants at Hughes Landing. Its diverse and creative menu offerings will complement the numerous dining options available to residents, workers and visitors for lunch or an evening meal in a casual setting,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We welcome the Stand as one of the many businesses that have chosen to relocate to Texas—and specifically to The Woodlands, recognizing the exceptional quality of life that has made the community one of the best places to live and work in the country.”

Hughes Landing continues to evolve the retail, restaurant and entertainment experiences that make the 79-acre mixed-use environment set amongst the 200-acre Lake Woodlands such a popular destination. The walkable setting of Hughes Landing highlights health and wellness, with rentals of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and water bike rentals offered at the Lakes Edge Boat House. Class A office buildings, multifamily living at One Lakes Edge and Two Lakes Edge, and an Embassy Suites by Hilton add to the vibrancy of Hughes Landing, which is further activated by public art throughout the community.




Murray Wishengrad, CEO/Founder of The Stand Restaurants, added, “We chose to establish our first Texas-based location in The Woodlands for its active lifestyle and unique sense of community which is at the heart of our brand. We also recognized that the appealing area of Hughes Landing is underserved for high-quality fast-casual options. Moreover, Hughes Landing is an ideal site to serve both the office and lunch community as well as serve the residents of The Woodlands. We live by our ‘Committed to Community’ motto, and we look forward to connecting with the local community and neighborhoods in The Woodlands.”

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The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston, was recently recognized as the #1 Best Community to Live in America by The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space, leading the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 119,000 people, and over 66,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands has received numerous past accolades including the Vision Award, Development of Distinction from the Urban Land Institute; three-time honoree of “Master Planned Community of the Year,” four-time recipient of “Humanitarian of the Year” and “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association; American Trails Developer Award; Environmental Planning Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter Houston Section. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit