Texas Welcomes New Convenience Retailer

New-to-industry Kudos will host grand opening events.

September 19, 2023

Kudos, a new-to-industry convenience store brand developed by the Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association, Inc. (GHRA), is hosting its grand opening celebrations in Huntsville, Texas.

The festivities include a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, September 28, and a grand opening community appreciation event recognizing Huntsville area heroes on Saturday, September 30. GHRA leaders, Kudos owners and their team members are inviting community heroes, neighbors and media to celebrate the first ever Kudos at 601 State Highway 75 North, Huntsville, Texas 77320.

“I am thrilled to welcome the Huntsville community to visit our new store and experience Kudos’ blend of refreshing food, beverages and exceptional service. Our team’s goal is to serve great food and create a welcoming space where everyone feels appreciated and is pleased to return. I truly believe in the spirit of Kudos, which is to give back to the community and recognize first responders and veterans,” commented Moez Maredia, owner and operator of Kudos in Huntsville.

The ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, as well as the grand opening community appreciation event, are designed to give attendees an opportunity to check out Huntsville’s newest convenience marketplace and food stop. The ribbon cutting and open house will feature a Presentation of Colors by American Legion Sam Houston Post 95, remarks by business and community leaders and a ceremony led by the Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce.

The grand opening community appreciation event will recognize and celebrate Huntsville area first responders and heroes, who will share information on safety and community resources. Several public officials, community partners and business leaders are expected to attend the events.

Additionally, event guests will be offered samples from the kitchens of Kudos and Big Madre Tacos y Tortas as well as treats from GHRA vendor partners, including Bimbo Bakeries USA, C4 Energy, Celsius, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Frito-Lay, Little Debbie and more.

“The opening of Kudos in Huntsville emphasizes our unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of the communities that we serve and the heroes, including first responders, who serve us.,” commented Brian Trout, GHRA chief executive officer. “We look forward to fostering genuine connections in the Huntsville community as we set the stage for growing the Kudos brand throughout the Greater Houston market area.”

The first Kudos in Huntsville is part of GHRA’s ongoing growth and expansion plan to launch 250 new and remodeled Kudos convenience marketplace locations in three to five years. The newly remodeled Kudos in Huntsville were previously the Bar-T Travel Center and Truck Stop. The store is being rebranded and refreshed to provide customers with more high-quality options and experiences they need and want, according to a company press release.