Yes, we know. H-E-B first started in 1905 and has gained the devotion of Texans. However, that doesn't mean that it has spread throughout all of Texas -- including areas like the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
That's changing. Dallas/Ft. Worth ABC affiliate WFAA reported that that H-E-B broke ground on its upcoming McKinney store on March 3, 2022. The chain already has stores in Frisco and Plano that are under construction.
To be fair, H-E-B hasn't completed ignored the area. First, there are stores in the broader North Texas region -- Weatherford, Burleson, Cleburne, and Waxahachie to be exact. Second, the grocer operates several stores under its high-end, gourmet brand Central Market in the metroplex. Despite this, area residents still want the OG H-E-B experience. Third, H-E-B apparently has owned several real estate plots intended for future development.
When WFAA reported that H-E-B announced the McKinney location back in June 2021 (when the video above is from), it asked followers of its social media accounts to react to the news. Although people were happy about the news, many reported that they want a H-E-B near them. Geographically, the DFW metro area is rather large, and with traffic, it takes a lot of time to travel between different spots. It was also heartening to hear that several of the people wanted H-E-B to open up shop in food deserts -- places where fresh and nutritious food aren't sold nearby so that it is hard for people who live in the area to find and buy such food. Let's hope that H-E-B heeds those requests.
Perhaps the grocer has already answered somebody's plea. WFAA reported earlier this month that a H-E-B store in Forney is in the works. This will help people in this Kaufman County suburb to the east of Dallas.
We're thrilled that the Dallas/Fort Worth area is getting OG H-E-B stores. For those of y'all who don't live near a H-E-B or one of its Central Market, Mi Tienda, or Joe V's Smart Shop stores, Texas Snax is here for y'all. Just give us a holler, and we'll ship some items to your doorstep. If you can't find what y'all want on our site, let us know via the Contact Us page. We'll see what we can do.