Landry's Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. To Open First-Ever Texas Location
Themed Eatery to Make Its Debut on the Iconic Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Galveston will soon join the ranks of great tourist destinations
such as the Santa Monica Pier, Navy Pier and Times Square all who boast Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Landry's announces the arrival of Texas' first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on the Galveston Island
Historic Pleasure Pier opening in May 2012. The fresh seafood concept, uniquely situated on the
iconic Pier, will seat 350 people offering both indoor and al fresco dining options.
Originated in California, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. concept was purchased by Landry's in
November of 2010. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has 33 restaurants primarily in tourist‐oriented, highly
desirable locations including iconic destinations such as Universal CityWalk ‐ Hollywood, CA; Santa
Monica Pier in California; Times Square in New York City; Navy Pier in Chicago; New Orleans'
French Quarter and San Francisco's Pier 39. International locations include Bali, Hong Kong, Cancun
and Tokyo among others.
The popular concept captures the charm and American spirit that made Paramount Pictures'
"Forrest Gump" a smash hit featuring a down-home atmosphere reminiscent of the movie's setting
in Alabama. Today, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. remains the first and only theme restaurant chain
based on a motion picture property.
"Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is well known for their entertaining atmosphere, family friendly
service and quality shrimp," said Jim Dufault, COO of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. "We are delighted to
introduce Texas to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and all of our delicious offerings."
Recognized for outstanding seafood, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. makes shrimp the star,
offering 19 different preparations. The menu also offers an exciting variety of fish entrees, crisp
salads, fun children's meals, creative desserts and award winning ribs. Signature menu items
include appetizers such as Mama Gump's Garlic Bread Basket, Bubba's Far Out Dip and the Run
Across America Sampler featuring a taste of all of the appetizer favorites. Entrées like the Bucket of
Boat Trash featuring fried shrimp and lobster claws, Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi and Lt. Dan's
Drunken Shrimp are all equally tempting.
The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier will also debut a quick service version of the popular restaurant named Gump on the Run. This eatery will feature a similar menu as the sit‐down
restaurant with an emphasis on offerings geared towards visitors looking to grab a bite on the go.
Bubba Gump Texas and Gump on the Run will be located at 25th
Street and Seawall
Boulevard on the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The restaurant will serve lunch and
dinner and the bar will be open late.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will be open Sunday thru Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm and Friday
and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm. For more information, please visit www.bubbagump.com.
Landry's is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry's Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, The Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Oceanaire, as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Morton's Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, and Atlantic City, the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry's and Mr. Fertitta's affiliated companies will generate approximately $2.5 billion in revenues in 2012.
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