Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams & Market Café recently moved from the intersection of Westheimer and Blue Willow to the Lakeside Village shopping center at 10950 Westheimer. Though the address changed, the popular restaurant remains in Westchase District offering the same quality food and service customers have loved for decades.
From Pink to Pisani
Since 1984, founder James “Pink” Logan has worked a threefold business model in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi: retail storefronts for the lunch crowd, event catering and nationwide delivery service for individual and corporate orders. Now in semi-retirement, Logan sold his former Westheimer location last year, creating an opportunity for Adam Pisani. “Pink and I both live in Richmond and we just started talking,” he said. “I was impressed with the reputation and the number of corporate clients he had and I wanted to keep the legacy going.”
Once Pisani and his business partner purchased the Westheimer franchise, they decided to set up shop as near as possible to the old location. “There’s great visibility on Westheimer and our parking is even better now for our lunchtime business,” he said. “We also wanted to make it easy for loyal customers to find us.”
Pisani originally planned to open in September, “but then Hurricane Harvey hit and everything got postponed,” he said. “Fortunately, we were able to open in November just in time for the big holiday rush.” Pisani estimates his location sold about 3,000 hams in a two-month period.
Storage freezers and hot plates
Whether preparing large corporate gift orders of a variety of meats to glazing just the right ham for a single family, Logan Farms has plenty of room to work. At 5,800 square feet, their new flagship location is their largest to date and features three walk-in cooler/freezers and two kitchens. Employees in the second kitchen prepare daily such customer favorites as Cajun gumbo, shrimp po-boys and fresh market salads.
“There’s not many places up and down Westheimer that do what I call southern down-home cooking,” Pisani said. “It was really important to us that we keep our daily hot plate specials such as meatloaf, red beans and rice, rotisserie chicken or fish on Fridays.”
So what’s next? “When this next holiday season rolls around, I want to have more pop-up, satellite locations where people can purchase and pick up,” Pisani said. “We think we have a fantastic product, it’s just a matter of getting out the word that we’re open and ready to serve more folks.”
Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams & Market Café
10950 Westheimer Road