Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys has ramped up operations, expanding its footprint across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The Houston-based brand has rolled out its operations across the DFW and Shreveport, Louisiana areas in more than 100 supermarkets in North Texas and East Louisiana.
The homegrown po’ boy company expanded in December 2021 to select Kroger, Tom Thumb, Albertsons and Market Street Stores. The brand has been a Houston institution since it opened in 1962. The expansion comes on the cusp of the company’s 60th anniversary.
Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys is known for its cold, white-wrapped, grab-and-go style sandwiches, including these signature offerings:
- The Original: ham, salami, provolone, chow chow relish, mayo and pickles;
- Super Original: same as original but with extra meat and cheese;
- The Piggy: a blend of chopped ham, salami, pepper jack and provolone with mayo, pickapeppa sauce and dill pickles;
- Tuna: house-made tuna salad, provolone and pickles;
- Turkey and Swiss: oven roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, mayo and sweet and spicy pickles; and
- Premium Roast Beef: roast beef, sharp white cheddar, creamy horseradish and sweet and spicy pickles.
“We are excited to finally make our po’ boys available to folks in North Texas. It’s been a matter of expanding our production facility, which gives us the ability to deliver a consistent, fresh product daily – one that Texans in other parts of the state have come to enjoy,” said Craig Lieberman, CEO of Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys.
“We are hoping to provide Antone’s to more locations in the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex by the end of 2022 as we celebrate our 60th anniversary,” he said.
Lieberman has an extensive background in the consumer-packaged goods industry, serving as the co-founder and CEO for 23 years of Sunbelt Distributors Inc., Texas’s largest independent distributor of premium ice cream and specialty frozen food products. He said he hopes to use his expertise to continue to expand Antone’s presence throughout Texas and beyond.
In addition to the DFW footprint, the sandwiches are also sold in grocery stores across Houston and Central Texas including H-E-B, Randalls, Brookshire Brothers and airports including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), and in Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Customers can use this Po’ Boy Tracker to find the closest Antone’s Famous Po’ Boy.
Founded in 1962 as “Antone’s Import Company” by Jalal Antone, the son of Lebanese immigrants, Antone’s began as a fast-casual sandwich concept known for its signature po’ boys, hot and cold sandwiches, gumbos and sides made daily from scratch with the freshest ingredients.
In addition to its “grab ‘n go” po’ boy sandwiches, Antone’s serves a variety of handmade hot po’ boys and other deli-style sandwiches, gumbos, seafood platters, salads and more. The company expanded its Po’ Boy distribution to Central Texas in 2018. The DFW Metroplex expansion is the company’s third major market in Texas.