Dining out has taken a hit in some areas where the recession has caused many residents to trim their entertainment budgets. But, as we’ve reported here before, Bryan-College Station has remained rather recession-proof. Yet another testament to our economic stability is the growth of dining establishments in our area.
We currently have 126 restaurants in Bryan and 176 in College Station, but according to reports from the Brazos County Health Department, permit applications for new food establishments has been staggering: 867 so far this year!
Wendy Saari of the Texas Restaurant Association says food establishments in Texas are faring much better than other regions that were harder hit by the economic downfall. Bryan-College Station has recently welcomed the addition of a Cracker Barrel franchise, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Fuego Tortilla Grill, Honey Baked Ham, and the Church Street Blues and BBQ Bar. A Los Lucos Mexican Café, Chuy’s and Tony Roma’s are also being built at present. The growth in restaurants coincides with an equally robust increase in retail expansion in Bryan-College Station.
From take-out to casual dining to fine food, residents in the area have a hearty choice of eateries in neighborhoods throughout the region, where good living is always on the menu.
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