PHOTO BY DAVID THOMPSON
The Hawks Nest Sandwich Co. is a family-owned artisan sandwich shop that opened in Heath this past April.
“We are so excited about being a new spot for sandwiches, coffee, breakfast, and frozen custard,” said Heath resident Ronda Land, who owns the eatery along with her husband, Chef TJ Land, and neighbors Brian and Melissa Garrett.
TJ has extensive experience opening upscale restaurants in Dallas. He and Ronda met 12 years ago when Ronda opened a restaurant in Frisco. Brian is a military veteran who started his career in the food and beverage industry, and Melissa spent 20 years as an executive in hotels, restaurants, and casinos. During the pandemic, the Lands and the Garretts spent many nights enjoying drinks and conversation in their driveways.
“After being frustrated with the industry during COVID-19, we thought we would be much happier opening up our own place in our hometown,” Ronda said. “This menu and concept has been in TJ’s head for 10 years, and with all four of us having a background in the industry, we decided to go for it.”
Nestled in the heart of Heath, the Hawks Nest location has a rich history. “We met the family that owned this land and built this house 120 years ago,” Ronda said. “This used to be a cotton gin.”
Specialty Sandwiches and Unique Flavors
The Hawks Nest has something for everyone. The sandwich shop specializes in flavorful twists on traditional classics, like the hot ham and brie, a melty combination of ham, brie, arugula, and strawberry Dijon mustard. Other items on the menu include freshly made salads, frozen custard with all the toppings, specialty sodas, coffee, and espresso. The Hawks Nest is also open for breakfast daily from 6:30 to 10:30 AM. Stop by for breakfast burritos, avocado & arugula Texas toast, pastries, or muffins.
The Hawks Nest also offers catering for events of all sizes. So, whether you’re hosting a birthday party, baby shower, or office party, The Hawks Nest has you covered with platters of all your favorite artisan sandwiches.
The Hawks Nest Sandwich Co. has already garnered soaring reviews from the community. One visitor calls it a “must-visit restaurant with excellent food.” Another raves, “I’m already so impressed with the food, service, and atmosphere.”
You can grab a table and stay awhile, get your food to go through curbside pickup, or bring all the flavors to your next event with a catering order. Visit TheHawksNestSandwich.com to browse the full menu of sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, coffee, and frozen custard.
207 Laurence Drive
Heath, Texas 75032