Mr. Antone opened Antone’s Import Company in Houston, texas in 1962

In the early days, Antone’s offered imported gourmet foods and spices that especially appealed to the area’s South Asian and Mexican-American immigrants as the go-to source in Houston for bulk spices and traditional ingredients. Soon all Houstonians developed an appreciation for Antone’s products and an enduring love for the original “grab and go” po’boys created by Jalal Antone. These unique sandwiches have delighted generations of Houstonians since they first appeared in Antone’s company stores and later were introduced at Randall’s and other local grocers. 

Now, more than five decades later, while Antone’s still operates traditional, fast-casual sandwich shops, the company has evolved into a popular regional producer and distributor of hand-made sandwiches and other Antone’s-branded products. Our original “grab and go” po’boys are available in nearly 300 H-E-B, Kroger, Randall’s and other supermarkets throughout the Greater Houston and Central Texas regions which we service with our fleet of refrigerated vans. We are proud of our evolution but we have never forgotten the beautiful history and traditions of this iconic Texas family business.

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