In October 2003, the Villarreal’s opened Big House Burgers at 609 E. King Avenue in Kingsville Texas. Their first restaurant was in an old two-story house (which is now the Domino’s Pizza). Their mission was to serve their dining guests the highest quality food at affordable prices for everyone. Big House Burgers quickly outgrew the two-story house and moved into their current larger location. Three years after opening the Kingsville Location, Big House Burgers opened their second location in nearby Alice, Texas. One year after opening Big House Burgers in Alice, along came Big House BBQ, also in Kingsville.
The Villarreal’s, humble and grateful, are heavily involved in the community. Their support includes local school districts, the University of Texas A&M Kingsville, churches, charities and countless other civic organizations. For the past seven years the Villarreal’s host the Frank Chico & Elena Villarreal’s Annual Toy Giveaway. This event is open to the public and held at the Legendary Cielito Lindo, named after their father/grandfather, in Mathis TX. This community involvement comes from the bottom of their hearts and is their favorite event of the year. They expect nothing in return but the satisfaction of helping their community. That is their way of giving back to the people who have been so generous to them.
The Annual Big House Bash was introduced to the Kingsville community in October 2011. Past Bashes have featured live concerts, team roping & barrel racing, youth softball tournaments, kids’ talent show, horseshoe tournaments and more with the proceeds benefiting the Frank Chico & Elena Villarreal Foundation. The foundation was created to provide scholarships for the Villarreal's hometown of Mathis TX and hope to extend scholarships in Kingsville and Alice in the future.
Rancho Cielito Lindo, their crown jewel, and latest venture offers a built from the ground up, one of kind, event center on a breathtaking ranch setting in Bishop, TX. The Ranch offers lodging, a rustic lodge, reception hall, a chapel, state of the art kitchen, a full bar and a stage with a dance floor. They have something for everyone and a place you will never want to leave.
A big thank you from Our Big House Family to Yours!