While, the Lindale location will remain open, Hebert’s Specialty Meats will be closing its Longview shop.
Franchisee Brian Marcott, of Henderson, opened his first Hebert’s store in Longview in 2007, added the Lindale location in 2009, one in Noonday and a store on Judson Road in Longview in 2012.
Hebert’s, home of the original deboned stuffed chicken, offers a variety of Cajun-inspired heat-and-serve entrees, grilling meats, side dishes, dressings, and seasonings.
“To better serve its customers throughout East Texas, Hebert’s is reorganizing its retail structure and has closed the Longview storefront located on Loop 281 West,” Hebert’s spokeswoman/ owner Kelle Marcott said in a statement. “The timing of this closure was precipitated in part by pipeline construction in the area, which has virtually eliminated that store’s parking lot.”
The business closed its Noonday store on Dec. 31 in an effort to simplify its business model, Mrs. Marcott said in an email, noting that the store didn’t draw enough business to justify keeping it open.
“Our Lindale location draws traffic from Tyler and Lindale markets, as well as customers from Dallas and other areas traveling on I-20,” she said.
She said the company remains committed to providing a quality product and will be focusing its efforts on the Longview location, at 1301 Judson Road, and their Lindale store, at 2304 S. Main St., as well as the company’s online store, which serves customers nationwide.
During the transition period, customer orders from the store that is closing in Longview can be picked up at the Judson Road location, which is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The small franchise originated in Maurice, Louisiana, between Lafayette and Abbeville. The Hebert family had a restaurant there, and brothers Sammy and Junior Hebert decided to branch out and opened a meat market next door.
The Hebert brothers still have the original store in Maurice.
“I decided if we could put something like this in East Texas, people would take fairly well to it,” Marcott said in 2012.
For more, call 903-247-6328 or visit www.Hebert s Texas.com.