The sole Houston location of The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, on Hwy. 6 between Westheimer and Briar Forest Dr., has closed. A reader, who writes that the popular breastaurant “always had a full parking lot whenever I drove by,” wants to know why. Sadly, the folks at the company’s Las Vegas HQ haven’t answered any of our questions directly. Instead, Swamplot readers, here’s your vague but perhaps carefully worded statement, purporting to give the lowdown on just how tough it is to run a little Vegas-style beer, wings, and skimpy costumes show out there in West Oaks:
The Tilted Kilt prides itself on extraordinary efforts to uphold the integrity of our brand in every single market. Often restaurants close because of circumstances that are difficult to control. For example, because of ongoing area development, a site that might have seemed ideal when a restaurant first opened can become a less desirable location, due to changes in traffic flow, nearby construction, neighborhood deterioration, or even a shift in the primary commercial areas of a community. We are looking to grow the Tilted Kilt brand with forward-thinking, seasoned developers that share a bright vision for our future and have passion for our brand.
Gosh, what could the folks from Las Vegas be saying about Houston’s own little strip on Hwy. 6?
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