The Albuquerque-based restaurant chain Weck’s will be opening its first location in El Paso on the west side, and fellow El Pasoans who love a good food coma are jacked.

The popular stop for many a New Mexican prides itself on its “full-belly tradition” and serving “lots of food” and I love me a bellyful, so I’ve been keeping an eye on its progress. Here's what I know about it and my waistline’s imminent expansion.

The first Weck's in Texas will be in the former Souper Salad building at 7019 N. Mesa St, next to Big Lots on N. Mesa and Resler. The “coming soon” banner that hung on the building a few months ago has been replaced with actual “Weck’s” signage, but a peek inside through the plate glass windows revealed renovations on the interior of the building and the dining area are still going on.

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The company website says they're in the process of staffing up and that usually signals an opening is close at hand. There has not been an official company announcement about an opening date and my repeated inquiries have all been ignored, but the El Paso Times recently published that managers told them they're shooting for an August opening.

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The west side location will be the first for the popular breakfast stop not just in El Paso but in the state of Texas. There are currently 12 in the Land of Enchantment, including a Las Cruces location that at 1745 E. University Ave.; the first in Southern New Mexico.

While best-known for its enormous breakfast burritos, mountain of hash browns they call the Papas, and belly busting breakfast plates, the menu also features a variety of lunch items, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

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