All the new chain restaurants calling San Antonio home within the next year
We love locally owned dining spots as much as the person, but there's nothing wrong with occasionally enjoying a reliable, even predictable, meal at a chain restaurant.
The Alamo City is already a hotbed for restaurant chains, and plenty more have announced plans to expand here. Here's a collection of dining chains that entered San Antonio for the first time this year or unveiled plans to come here soon.
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742 NW Loop 410 Suite 201, (726) 999-2800, pinstackbowl.com
While there are many similar entertainment-meets-dining venue options in San Antonio, but Pinstack strives to offer a more upscale feel. The ambience at this North Star Mall-area spot is more focused on having a genuinely enjoyable time with friends than who won the most tickets. At the end of the day, though, how else will you get a pink stuffed teddy bear?
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400 E. Houston St., (210) 964-7666, voodoodoughnut.com
Famous 24/7 donut shop Voodoo Donuts plans to open its first San Antonio location by the end of 2022. The vibrant counter service doughnut shop, well known for its tasty creations like a Bacon Maple Bar or the Old Dirty Bastard, is set to reside downtown in the former Playland Pizza location at 400 E Houston St.
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906 E Elmira St., instagram.com/santadiablatx
Offering a Mexican spin on Tex-Mex food, Santa Diabla plans to open its first North American location in San Antonio. The restaurant will offer classic Mexican cuisine and a bar program centered around tequila and mezcal. The restaurant will take over the Pearl District space that once housed Cervecería Chapultepec and Fontaine’s.
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Andy's Frozen Custard
17927 IH-10 West, (726) 262-6199, eatandys.com
Frozen custard has a cult following, and now die-hard custard lovers can rejoice with the opening of Andy’s Frozen Custard. San Antonio’s sole Andy’s is located at the RIM shopping center and offers customers concretes and sundaes made with vanilla and frozen chocolate custard. Andy’s also bakes its mix-ins on-site, including brownies, shortcakes and cookies.
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415 W. Loop 1604 South, Suite 112, (210) 934-5568, trapperssushi.com
Trapper’s Sushi debuted its well-known all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in the Lone Star State in early December 2022. Adding to the list of fast-casual sushi spots in San Antonio, Trapper’s offers patrons variations of classic sushi fare. The menu also includes limited-time selections, which the company’s regional chefs create.
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8435 Wurzbach Rd. Suite 213, (210) 985-1313, via313.com
The Austin-based Via 313 specializes in one of the “deep cuts” of the pizza world, Detroit Style. Characterized by its squared edges, deep dish-style crust, and saucy top layer, the Detroit-style pizza has a lot to love.
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223 E. Hildebrand Ave. Suite 101B, (210) 462-1000, chickncone.com
This Pennsylvania-based chain is well known for its proprietary chicken-filled waffle cones. Customers can top their hand-rolled Chick’nCone cones with any six famous sauces. Chick’nCone also serves milkshakes and a variety of sides, including fries, macaroni and Cajun-spiced corn.
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Tiger's Chinese Cuisine
12730 W I-10 Ste. 312, (210) 538-5080, tigerchinesecuisine.com
Tiger’s Chinese Cuisine is a new option for San Antonians seeking authentic Szechuan dishes, with menu items like Black Sugar Sticky Rice Cake and Happy Jelly Strips. According to the restaurant’s website, the Texas-based chain currently operates five other locations around Houston and Katy. However, this is the first location in San Antonio.
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11707 Bandera Rd., (210) 462-1900, waybackburgers.com
San Antonio now has three Wayback Burger locations to choose from, with the most recent opening on the city’s Northwest Side. The chain has grown in popularity among San Antonians for its straightforward and uncomplicated approach to the American cheeseburger.
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2299 N.W. Military Highway, (210) 248-9461, locations.goldenchick.com
San Marcos chain Golden Chick now has eight San Antonio locations, with its most recent storefront located in Castle Hills. This Texas-based chain, which started in 1967, now has 200 storefronts across four states.