It’s no surprise that Harvey Trigg is in the restaurant business. After all, his family has been in the food industry since 1939. Trigg, raised in Aldine, saw from an early age that food has the power to make people happy. His family has been in the food industry for more than 70 years. In fact, it was partly Trigg’s father, Wilborn Trigg, who interested him in the restaurant business as his life’s work. “He told me that people would always have to eat,” joked Trigg. Trigg’s Catering Company began in 1986. Consistently ranked as one of the largest caterers in the Houston area, the company is equipped to handle parties ranging from 50 to 10,000. Menus are completely customizable and range from gourmet cuisine to deep southern favorites. With such a successful catering company, the transition into the restaurant business seemed like a given to Trigg. In the late 90s, he purchased the oldest café in Humble – Humble Inn. “It just seemed natural to do something that was related [to catering],” said Trigg. The Humble Inn was opened by Ozzie and Mary Berger in 1969. The Triggs purchased the restaurant from them in 1998 and are happy to keep it family owned and operated. While many improvements have been made over the years, the most important have been the ones on the menu. According to Trigg, it is his most important responsibility as owner to select a menu that customers will like. “There have been a lot of changes in the food business … but one thing remains. Good people enjoy good food that is like homemade,” said Trigg. The restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers free delivery to the Humble area, serves made-from-scratch “homemade American classics.” The plate lunches offer the best value during the day, while the steaks and seafood are one of the better deals at night. Although the food is important, it’s not the only thing that matters. Trigg’s is committed to providing good, friendly service and making sure that the experience is also part of the draw. “[Trigg’s Humble Inn is] a down home place,” said Trigg. “You can enjoy the food and maybe make a new friend at the table next to you.” Trigg’s Humble Inn is located at 1410 First Street in Humble. For more information, visit www.triggfoods.com or the restaurant at 281-446-9484.

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