Foundations were poured and construction is underway at the site of Twin Peaks, a mountain lodge-themed sports restaurant, but customers will have to wait a little longer before they can dig in.

Originally slated to open its doors in time for the Super Bowl in February, opening day got pushed back due to construction delays, said Katie Allen, public relations spokeswoman for Twin Peaks.

Allen said they are now looking at an early spring 2014 opening and will start hiring soon.

“We chose to open in Harker Heights because we feel that the people there will really embrace our concept,” she said.

Fred Morris, Harker Heights director of planning and development, said the city received plans to construct a 7,500-square-foot building at 401 Central Texas Expressway, the former home of Green Leaf Nursery.

Wayne Young, co-owner and operator of Red’s Corner Grill in Market Heights, weighed in Tuesday on the new restaurant being added to the Heights market.

“We are locally owned and operated and are more family oriented, where they are more of a ‘breast-eraunt,’” he said. “I’m sure they will do fine, but I’m not worried about them being our competition.”

Young said whenever a restaurant opens locally, everyone goes to try it. That’s when the established restaurants will feel the hit.

“We have two different target audiences so we aren’t worried about sharing our customer base,” he said, noting his menu is a reflection of what his four children enjoy.

The Twin Peaks menu includes “hearty” American fare and boasts 32 draft beers poured at 29 degrees from a full-service bar, according to the restaurant’s website.

The restaurant was founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville by restaurant veterans Randy DeWitt and Scott Gordon. Twin Peaks was named a “2010 Hot Concept!” by Nation’s Restaurant News and among Restaurant Business magazine’s 2011 “Future 50” concepts and 2013’s Top “Social Media 50” brands. The national chain has 42 locations throughout the southwestern U.S.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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