Houston Press: Kolache Factory Takes on Starbucks With Katz


The Starbucks and Kolache Factory on Bellaire Blvd. at Stella Link have always had a symbiotic relationship.
There's no way that Seattle-based Starbucks can come up with a breakfast item to match a good ol' Texas kolache, and if you didn't care for Starbucks coffee, or didn't want to wait in two lines, Kolache Factory could offer a reliable cup of Douwe Egbert coffee service.
Every morning there's heavy traffic between Starbucks and the Kolache Factory two doors down, and people sitting outside and inside Starbucks drinking coffee with a Kolache Factory bag at their side. For some reason, most people go to Kolache Factory first, then to Starbucks, even when they're getting both to go.
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About Kolache Factory

Kolache Factory has been recognized across the country as one of the Top 5 Drive-thru’s in America by the Food Network, one of the fastest growing companies in Houston, and was recently named one of the top 50 food service bakeries in the United States by Modern Baking magazine. In addition, Franchise Times magazine listed Kolache Factory as one of the top 20 bakery-cafés to watch. We have also developed innovative partnerships with Major League sports franchises.

Kolache Factory is privately owned and operated, and headquartered in Houston, Texas. There are currently 21 company-owned and 21 franchise stores primarily located in the Houston, TX area, with additional stores located in Beaumont, TX; Austin, TX; Plano, TX; McAllen, TX; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; Overland Park, KS.Other stores will be opening soon in various cities around the country.

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