Becks Prime

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Becks Prime Kirby, the chain's first location, in Upper Kirby

Becks Prime Equities, Ltd,[1] also known as Becks Prime Restaurants, is a gourmet hamburger restaurant chain with locations in Greater Houston and Dallas. As of 2010 Win Campbell is the chief executive officer.[2] Its headquarters is located in the Energy Corridor area of Houston.[3][4] The chain has eleven locations:[5] eight regular locations in Houston (including one in the downtown Houston tunnel system and one at the Memorial Park golf course.[6]), one location in The Woodlands in Montgomery County, one in Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, and the "Sportatorium" in the Memorial City Mall.[7] Becks Prime has a loyalty program called "Becks Bucks"[8] and also offers catering services.[1]

Its original location, which opened in 1985, is along Kirby Drive in Upper Kirby in Houston.[9][10] The original location was remodeled in 2008.

In 1995 Beck's Brewery pressured Becks Prime, trying to get the chain to change the name so that "Becks" would be omitted. The beer company said that it had already claimed "Becks" as a trade name. The beer company and the restaurant chain reached an agreement; Becks Prime would only use "Becks" if it had accompanying words, such as "Prime," included.[11]

In the 2000s Where the Locals Eat, a national dining guide, ranked Becks Prime as one of the ten best restaurants in the United States; the publication also stated that Becks Prime served the best hamburger in Greater Houston.[12]

In 2008 Becks Prime announced that it would open the "Becks Prime Sportatorium" in Memorial City Mall in the Memorial City district. The 10,000 square feet (930 m2) location has a bar, a conference room, table service, and a video game room.[13] This location has since closed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Catering." Becks Prime. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  2. ^ "Our Team." Becks Prime. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  3. ^ "Locations Listing." Energy Corridor. Page 2/3. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "stp09-21.csv." Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "Locations, Willowbrook." Becks Prime. Retrieved on December 5, 2010.
  6. ^ Justice, Richard. "Tiger takes first step back." Houston Chronicle. February 19, 2010. Retrieved on March 31, 2010. "Local golfers at the Becks Prime at the Memorial Park Golf Course watch Tiger Woods' press conference."
  7. ^ "Careers." Becks Prime. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  8. ^ "Becks Bucks." Becks Prime. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  9. ^ "Kirby." Becks Prime. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  10. ^ "Harris County Improvement District #3." Upper Kirby. Retrieved on December 10, 2008.
  11. ^ Barr, Greg. "Beer Brawl." Houston Press. Thursday October 2, 2003. 2. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  12. ^ Wollam, Allison. "Becks Prime gives Kirby location new face." Houston Business Journal. Tuesday May 27, 2008. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  13. ^ "City Beat." Houston Business Journal. Friday July 11, 2008. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.

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