Many of the favorites on the American culinary culture have actually been imported from abroad. Such is the case with kolaches, a slightly sweet, fresh-baked pastry that originated from Eastern Europe.
In the United States, the Kolache Factory is credited for bringing kolaches to the American consciousness for good reasons. Suffice it to say that the company’s dedication to spreading the goodness of kolaches has resulted in its increasing popularity on the dinner table.
Below are the latest Kolache Factory menu prices.
|Turkey & Dressing||$3.15|
Coffee To Go
|Breakfast Tray (1/2 Dz Bacon, Egg & Cheese)||$16.53|
|Breakfast Tray (1/2 Dz Sausage, Egg & Cheese)||$16.53|
|Breakfast Tray (1/2 Dz Potato, Egg & Cheese)||$16.53|
|Breakfast Tray (1/2 Dz Ranchero)||$16.53|
|Breakfast Tray (1/2 Dz Sausage & Gravy)||$11.40|
|Breakfast Tray (1/2 Dz Egg & Cheese)||$16.53|
|Lunch Party Tray||$68.12|
|Sweet Party Tray||$44.46|
|Standard Party Tray||$49.24|
|Coffee To Go||$25.00|
|1 Dz Dinner Rolls||$3.99|
|Bacon, Egg & Cheese||$2.90|
|Egg & Cheese||$2.90|
|Potato, Egg & Cheese||$2.90|
|Sausage, Egg & Cheese||$2.90|
|Bacon & Cheddar Cheese||$1.75|
|Ham & Swiss Cheese||$1.75|
|Philly Cheese Steak||$2.00|
|Sausage & Cheese||$1.85|
|Sausage & Gravy||$2.00|
|Sausage, Jalapeño & Cheese||$2.00|
|Hot Polish Sausage||$3.30|
|Mild Polish Sausage||$3.30|
|Texas Hot Polish Sausage||$3.30|
|Ham & Cheese Croissants||$3.65|
|Ham, Egg & Cheese Croissant||$3.65|
|Italian Chicken Croissant||$3.65|
|Coffee (Reg Coffee)||$1.50|
|Coffee (Lg Coffee)||$1.95|
|Iced Coffee (Reg Iced Coffee)||$2.65|
|Iced Coffee (Lg Iced Coffee)||$2.95|
In 1982, John and Jerri Banks founded Kolache Factory in Houston, Texas. The co-founders saw the need for a breakfast item that can be eaten on the go yet still give a filling and satisfying experience and, thus, the kolaches American-style was born.
They also had a big task ahead as few people in Houston, Texas have heard of kolaches before. They has to explain what these pastries were, what their fillings were, and how these were enjoyed. They also envisioned a warm and welcoming place where delicious and nutritious kolaches were enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Thanks to their savvy marketing, kolaches soon became popular among Houstonians for their family gatherings, business meetings, and as on-the-go breakfast, lunch and snacks. Such is the popularity of kolaches nowadays that Kolache Factory has been recognized by industry organizations – as among the Top 5 Drive-Thru in America (Food Network), Top 50 Food Service Bakeries (Modern Baking), and Top 20 Bakery-Cafés to Watch (Franchise Times), to name a few.
Today, Kolache Factory is still a privately-owned and operated company with its headquarters in Katy, Texas. The stores, a mix of company-owned and franchisee-owned locations, numbering nearly 60 are in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and McAllen, Texas as well as in Carmel and Castleton, Indiana; Deer Creek and Overland Park, Kansas; Brentwood, Missouri; Greenville, South Carolina; Omaha, New England; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Tustin, California. Many of the stores are in Houston, Texas, the birthplace of Kolache Factory.
The company has also established partnerships with Major League sports franchises. Both players and spectators alike can then enjoy the filling quality of kolaches before, during and after the games.
What They’re Famous For
Kolache Factory is obviously known for its kolaches, an Eastern European pastry that comes in sweet and savory varieties.
Why Eat Here
Keep in mind that a Kolache Factory store isn’t your usual doughnut shop and kolaches aren’t donuts, not by a long shot, although there are a few similarities. The initial impression that it’s a donut shop comes its layout and operation.
When you line up for your order, you will tell the server behind the counter your preferred kolaches, which may be a combination of the sweet and savory varieties. You have several choices so we suggest getting at least one of each if you aren’t sure what you want yet (i.e., first-timer). You will likely find that each variety has its own appeal, whether it’s the slight sweetness of the fruit filling and cream cheese topping or the savory quality of the bacon and egg filling.
The Kolache Factory prices are quite reasonable considering that the kolaches are larger than expected, as well as a filling alternative to fast-food items like burger, fries and soft drinks. Besides, the preparation of kolaches seem complicated and the ingredients used are fresh and flavorful so the prices are well worth it.
Both the sweet and savory kolache varieties are characterized by the warmth, softness and freshness of the pastry base. This isn’t surprising as Kolache Factory makes the kolaches from scratch and bakes them daily – no stale bread served here! The recipe seems to retain most of the Eastern European originality while also incorporating American touches to suit the palate of the target market.
The sweet kolaches are akin to soft, fluffy and delicious yeast rolls filled with fruit and topped with cream cheese. These aren’t too sweet that you will feel full after a few bites so you can eat the entire pastry in one go.
The savory kolaches still use the same pastry base but the fillings are more suitable for lunch and dinner. The fillings include bacon, egg, and cheese, such as for the Sunrise Delights, South of the Border, and Jalapeno Popper Ranchero.
The menu also features Meal in One kolaches, which are filled with potatoes, eggs and cheese, and ranchero sausage. There are also kolaches suitable for breakfast and lunch, such as the barbecue brisket, egg and cheese, and Philly cheesesteak.
What’s a kolache without hot coffee? We have to say that the coffee at Kolache Factory tastes good so much so that you will order a cup every time.
The customer service is wonderful – fast without customers feeling like they are just a number, friendly without being nosy, and efficient. The seating area is bright, airy and casual, too. Bring your family and friends to enjoy kolaches today!
To learn more about Kolache Factory or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.kolachefactory.com.