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The Stand To Open First Texas Location in The Woodlands

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Stand “American Classics Redefined,” a fast-casual concept focused on crafting high-quality food with premiere ingredients, will open its first Texas location in The Woodlands at 2000 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite F-700. 

The Stand American Classics Restaurant The Woodlands Hughes Landing

Founded in 2003, The Stand opened its first location in Encino, California. Since its founding, The Stand has been focused on delivering high-quality food in a family-friendly environment. From mouthwatering burgers to crisp, refreshing salads, including vegan and vegetarian options, this successful restaurant boasts one of the broadest and most accessible menus that can accommodate a variety of diets. By the end of 2022, The Stand will have 15 locations open.

Beginning on August 9, 2022, The Stand will begin its extended soft opening period that will allow it to embrace The Woodlands community while connecting with local leaders. During this time period, The Stand is hosting a series of charitable givebacks that will benefit various local organizations. To kickstart this initiative, The Stand will host a Soft Opening Charity Day on August 9, 2022 where 100% of the sales will be donated to both Montgomery County Food Bank and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. During the Soft Opening Charity Day, The Stand will also match up to $2,500 in additional donations made by event guests to each nonprofit organization. Starting on August 10, 2022, The Stand will begin its soft opening period to the public.




The Stand’s Soft Opening Charity Day on August 9, 2022 will be held in two parts. From 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., lunch service will be provided and sales will go directly to The Montgomery County Food Bank. To RSVP for lunch, please visit From 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., dinner service will be provided and proceeds will go directly to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. To RSVP for dinner, please visit Participation is limited to the first 150 registered guests per event.

“We are proud to officially open The Stand’s first location in Texas this fall. With a vibrant, active community of families and professionals, The Woodlands is the ideal location to establish our roots in the Texas market,” said Murray Wishengrad, CEO/Founder of The Stand. “We are committed to providing our new neighbors with excellent food and top-notch service while regularly giving back to the community welcoming us into it.”

The Stand’s entry into the Texas market demonstrates the brand’s steadfast commitment to growth. Buffalo 1942 LLC, an affiliate of Triple Tap Ventures LLC, is the exclusive Texas licensee of The Stand restaurant concept.




“I am honored with the trust and confidence that has been bestowed upon Triple Tap Ventures by The Stand’s owners and corporate team,” said Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen, Chief Executive Officer & President of Triple Tap Ventures LLC. “In the Texas market, there is an exponential opportunity for growth. Due to this, we are actively seeking new sites for development in Houston and throughout the state as we are deeply committed to expanding this phenomenal brand throughout Texas.” 

For real estate or development inquiries in Texas, contact Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen at or (281) 809-2900.

To learn more about The Stand, visit

Founded in 2003, California-based The Stand boasts one of the broadest and most accessible menus in the category with something to satisfy everyone. With 12  locations currently operating and three new locations in development in Southern California and now in The Woodlands, Texas, the brand is focused on the intersection of high-quality food and unbelievable value. For more information about The Stand, visit

Triple Tap Ventures is an operator, owner, developer, licensee and franchisee of remarkable brands, restaurants and entertainment venues. The company drives growth in the kind of brands it would want to experience in the world, with people who want to grow and create memorable experiences together. Triple Tap Ventures current concepts include Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Cinema, The Stand “American Classics Redefined” and Loop 9 BBQ.” For more information about Triple Tap Ventures, visit