April 26, 2022
From Tech to Tex-Mex: Conroe Native Opens Fajita Pete’s – Conroe
“When I was younger, Conroe was nothing but trees and a few hole-in-the-wall restaurants,” recalls food blogger Conroe Foods. “But now, everyone is coming to Conroe.” Demand for dining options, the blogger notes, is at an all time high.
But, he adds, that doesn’t mean it will be easy for new restaurants. The Conroe food scene is packed with longstanding local favorites and authentic Tex-Mex recipes that have been handed down for generations.
“There are a lot of busy people in Conroe that don’t have time to sit down and grab a bite so takeout is their main option,” the blogger adds.
Introducing Fajita Pete’s
Lucky for locals, handcrafted Tex-Mex designed to deliver is now on the menu. Fajita Pete’s – Conroe opened in February at 850 S Loop 336 W Suite 400, Conroe, TX 77304. It is the second of five locations for franchisee, and former tech executive, Anthony Compofelice.
What will surprise locals when they try Fajita Pete’s? “We are so fast,” Compofelice says. “I think most people still aren’t aware that we aren’t actually a ‘fast food’ concept. From our guacamole to our tortillas, all of our recipes are prepared from scratch every day.”
“Our recipes are simple,” adds founder and Fajita Pete’s namesake Pedro “Pete” Mora. “My mother used pineapple in her recipes growing up, and to this day we marinade our proteins in lime and pineapple for flavor and tenderness.”
“I grew up in the area,” Compofelice shares. “I went to school here, and all of my family lives here. My wife was even born at the hospital in Conroe not a quarter mile from our Fajita Pete’s location. We understand and love this community, and are blessed to be able to open here and bring this cool concept to the area.”
Fajita Pete’s – Conroe has already made it their mission to serve far more than fajitas, working with the Veterans Taskforce on a program to support the area veteran community, installing a “Pay it Forward” board in their store, and donating meals to CASA, an organization that supports children in the foster care system.
“At Fajita Pete’s the meals are so flexible and easy to adjust,” commented Stacey McDowell of CASA Conroe. “It was also a pleasant surprise how easy it was to get a gluten free option.”
“Conroe is a family town,” Compofelice adds. “Everyone here is focused on family and that’s what we want to be to this community: the go-to, to-go option for busy families craving quality and convenience.”
To see how you can join Fajita Pete’s – Conroe on their mission to support the community (or just get some incredible Tex-Mex delivered for dinner tonight), follow them on Facebook and Instagram @fajitapetesconroe.