The Sitter group is owned and operated by Hans and Philipp Sitter. Their first concept “King’s Biergarten & Restaurant” was established on April 15th, 2011.
Hans Sitter, the founder of King’s Biergarten, started by renovating an old computer shop into a quaint 45 seat restaurant. The purpose was to get a great bier and a bratwurst while you were getting your car washed on the same property of their business “King’s Hand Carwash” in Pearland, TX.
King’s Biergarten started with 8 employees, no air-conditioning, limited seats, and a whole lot of adversity in the beginning, but Hans and Philipp developed the vision to redefine the restaurant industry in regards to Austrian and German concepts. In just five years King’s Biergarten expanded 13 times and tore down the carwash to become a 350 seat full service restaurant and biergarten. King’s Biergarten has won awards like the #1 German Restaurant in America, Top 12 Beer Gardens in America, and #2 of the Top 150 Best Work Places in Houston.
The Sitter Group’s most recent concepts “King’s BierHaus, Gourmet Sausages + Specialty Brews” and “King’s Kolache Haus” both were established in 2015.
King’s BierHaus flagship location will open Spring 2017 in the Houston Heights and has multiple solely owned and franchised restaurants in development. King’s BierHaus is a modern take of a German & American fusion bierhaus/biergarten with communal tables, a huge garden patio, and an extensive bar program.
King’s Kolache Haus is set to redefine the art of making the Texas favorite “kolache.” Only using gourmet sausages that the King’s brands have become famous for and made from scratch techniques, King’s kolaches are set to have a strong start in the Texas market. Locations are set to open Summer and Late 2017.