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Woodrow's is moving to the burbs. Proven concept and a unique venue showcases Live music, Cajun food, Sports & coldest Beer in town.

THE PLAN

Texas Ice House
Texas Ice House

Woodrow’s is a familiar name in the Houston area.  Over the past two decades, the Woodrow’s name flourished with tie-ins to Big Woodrow’s, Woodrow’s & Floyd’s, Floyd’s Cajun Kitchen and Little Woodrow’s.  The success has produced over a dozen locations throughout Houston, Dallas and Austin over the years.  An enormous number of diverse professionals including sports enthusiast, Cajun food loving casual diners and social groups have enjoyed one or several of these locations at one time or another.  Many of those customers have moved away from the trendy Galleria and Midtown areas to establish a life in the suburbs with their spouses and new families.

Famous Spicy Boiled Crawfish
Famous Spicy Boiled Crawfish

Cypress is experiencing phenomenal growth.  Located just 20 miles NW of Houston, the popularity of the school district, large master planned communities and the relocation of several Fortune 500 companies to area have fueled the expansion.  Today, Cypress is considered to be larger than cities like Las Vegas, Cleveland, Miami and Atlanta.

Coldest in Houston
Coldest in Houston

The influx of population is always followed by the entry of new restaurants.  The market leaders in the area and their annual sales are Gringos Mexican Grill ($5.4 million), Alicia’s ($5.1 million), Cheddars ($4.7 million), Buffalo Wild Wings ($4.4 million), Salt Grass Steak House ($4.2 million) and Willie’s Grill & Ice House ($3.5 million).  Willie’s is closest in style and quality.  However, they do not offer a bar seating area or live music.  It is also know that popular brands Pappadeaux, Macaroni Grill and Baker’s Street Pub will be opening soon as well.

Neighbors, Friends and Family
Neighbors, Friends and Family

First, we have identified an unfulfilled market for our exceptional product.  Careful research has demonstrated an 85% positive response by a representative sampling of our primary and secondary geographical markets.  We have learned that people living in Cypress and within reasonable driving distance, remember or have had a positive experience at Woodrow’s in their past.  They enthusiastically will welcome a casual full service establishment built around our quality and atmosphere.  Further research of the population demographics of this area reveals a lifestyle most conducive to eating out often, as frequently as four (4) times per week.

Friendly faces
Friendly faces

The overall Houston area is already know as the restaurant capital of the world.  There are more restaurants per capita in Houston than in areas like Los Angeles and New York City.  A strong economy and state tax free income help to support this claim.  Many thousands of people also work near the Cypress area and often unwind after work at one of the local watering holes.

Patio dining and Live music
Patio dining and Live music

Woodrow’s intends to be part and parcel of this scene, offering superb Cajun foods such as gumbo, po boys, burgers and wings complemented by frosted pints and buckets of beer.  Relaxed patio dining is also planned for use during pleasant weather.

Delicious Food
Delicious Food

HOW YOUR FUNDS WILL BE USED

We've already secured our lease and hired the builder.  We need help with bringing this idea to market.  We have an incredible food dining experience waiting to be opened in this growing community.  Help our dream become reality.

•    Purchasing Interior decor
•    Purchasing Exterior patio furniture
•    POS system
•    Beginning Inventory

THE DESIGN

The building will be designed as an open floor plan.  There will be a large bar, indoor and outdoor dining with three (3) large patios.  We'll have opportunities for live music on our permanent outdoor stage.  The atmosphere will be rustic with an Austin 'weird' theme.  We will cater to families, the professional and socialites of all kinds.

THE CURRENT LOCATION

Currently, the property was being used as a Tea Room.  Because the building was too small, we decided to build a completely new building.  Below is the location of the property and what it currently look like.

Property as it exists before renovation
Property as it exists before renovation
This is currently what the exterior look like
This is currently what the exterior look like
Another current picture
Another current picture
This is what the interior currently looks like
This is what the interior currently looks like
Another current picture
Another current picture


THE FINISHED PRODUCT

The completed renovation will look a lot like the pictures you have seen in this presentation.  They resemble existing Woodrow products and styles.   This particular project will look a lot like Cedar Creek Cafe in the Heights.  The facade will have a completely new look with corrugated rustic tin and barn wood.  Then interior will have more of a rustic saloon feel.  We will utilize the exterior space and trees for outdoor dining, live music and activities.

A new funky Austin style
A new funky Austin style
Lots of outdoor seating
Lots of outdoor seating
A fun casual atmosphere
A fun casual atmosphere

THE MENU

For the most part, our menu will consist of high quality Cajun and Creole dishes:

·Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etouffee

·Boilded Crawfish, Crabs and Shrimp

·Po boys, Muffaletta and Hamburgers

·Seafood and Chicken Salads

Besides the micros brews, there will be an incredible wine offering. 

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