Our Story

Our Beginnings

In 2009 Gary & Kim Hutchens began the incredible journey of HTeaO with a hunch and vision. For years Gary had been selling his flavored iced teas in his burger restaurant Buns Over Texas. Having seen his drive thru iced tea business continue to grow he made a strategic decision to use the construction of his new Buns Over Texas as an opportunity to add a dedicated tea store to the end of his new building. Texas Tea was officially born. 

2009 First Texas Tea Opening


Our Future

We are brewing up something incredible here at HTeaO. In January we launched our franchise prototype store in Midland, TX. Our desire is to provide ultra-premium Tea, Water, and related products that give people safe and healthy food choices in a fun and clean environment. We are committed to providing the absolute best quality iced tea money can buy in a retail environment. With the incredible support of our customers we are entering into a season where we teach, train and mentor franchisees in growing their own successful business. Would you like to join us? 

2018 Midland Store Launch

Proven Business Model

There is a reason we have been in the iced tea business for almost a decade now and it's because we are committed to smart and strategic growth. To honor that commitment, we've launched a very calculated expansion plan that includes development in new markets all the while growing our brand in our existing markets. We have spent years perfecting our products, our processes and developing our team. Combine our experience with the vastly expanding iced tea market and there has never been a better time to become an HTeaO franchisee.

HTeaO Franchise Benefits

  • Low Failure Rate ~ You are buying into an established and proven business model

  • Market Share ~ You are buying into a business with built-in customers

  • Support ~ You get our professional management and marketing teams supporting you

  • Leverage ~ We leverage the collective buying power of our HTeaO network to ensure you get the best pricing every time, leading to increased profits

  • Proven System ~ Our system ensures you hit the ground running with successful operational procedures and marketing strategies


Our Success System

Step 1: Contact Us

We would love to get to know you, hear what draws you to HTeaO and share our heart for where HTeaO is headed. Fill out the inquiry page and an HTeaO representative will be in contact.