LaTrelle's Hubcap Grill Award
LaTrelle’s Hubcap Grill is Awarded USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for 2018
March 18, 2018

Award-Winning Restaurateurs Add Best Airport Local/Regional Dining to Accolades

Houston, TX — March 18, 2018 —LaTrelle’s, the restaurateurs who own and operate the Hubcap Grill inside Terminal A of Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH), is celebrating the honor of being chosen by USA Today readers as the best airport restaurant for enjoying local and regional food. A Houston-based, family-owned company, LaTrelle’s is known for introducing and promoting the city’s best local gourmets  to the world at large by opening beloved favorites, like Hubcap Grill, Pink’s Pizza, and other legendary institutions at both IAH and Houston’s William P. Hobby airport. 

“When we introduced the Hubcap Grill to IAH two years ago, we were meticulous in making sure we preserved the ambience, flavors and heritage that make this brand a cult favorite in Houston. Winning this award is confirmation that our team has done a great job of sharing our city’s best with the millions of readers who participate in the USA Today Readers’ Choice awards,” said Wally James, LaTrelle’s Chief Operating Officer.

“We’re proud of the many culinary delights our hometown offers. The Hubcap Grill at IAH is not only a great place for savoring the best burgers in Houston; it also has an excellent craft beer menu that features several local and regional brews. As a company that’s known for raising the bar on the traveling public’s expectations, LaTrelle’s is proud of the role we’ve played in bringing Houston’s best original brands to its airports,” said Kenneth James, LaTrelle’s Chief Financial Officer.

In addition to the USA Today Readers’ Choice award, Hubcap Grill was recently honored by Travel + Leisure, who ranked Houston as the top burger city in the nation, and stated that, “Hubcap Grill may just have the Best Burger in America!” Alison Cook, a two-time James Beard Award winning restaurant criticrecently declared Hubcap Grill a “hamburger heaven” and said, “It [Hubcap] belongs in a category reserved for the very best restaurants in the city.”

Ricky Craig, the Founder of Hubcap Grill, remarked, “Winning USA Todays’ Readers’ Choice award is a great honor, and I’m thankful LaTrelle’s chose Hubcap to represent Houston’s best burgers and beers at IAH,” said Craig.

The Hubcap Grill at IAH is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

About Hubcap Grill: Founded on a principle that all burgers must be handmadefrom the freshest, finest, never frozen beef, Hubcap Grill is known for its homemade approach. Here, buns are made from scratch each day and toasted to perfection. Fries are cut daily from hand-selected potatoes and then deep-fried twice to ensure they have the perfect level of crunch. Hubcap also serves a well-curated selection of local craft beers, old-fashioned sodas such as Stewart's Root Beer and Orange 'N Cream, and popular beverages, like Coca-Cola Classic and Sprite.


About LaTrelle’s: For over 30 years, LaTrelle’s has owned and operated a diverse portfolio of top franchises in some of America’s largest and busiest airports, cities and sports and entertainment venues. A James family company, LaTrelle’s has won countless awards for operational excellence, customer service, menu innovations, and cleanliness. LaTrelle’s is a trusted leader in the franchise management industry and CFO, Kenneth James, attributes the company’s expansive growth and continued success to its ongoing commitment to provide fresh food served well. 

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