The Founder

As a Texas native, Chris grew up in Austin with a fiercely independent streak. He was the kid in high school who always got busted throwing parties for his friends and finding ways to be the funniest guy in the room (often trying to impress girls, a venture which rarely worked).  From day one, Chris was destined to build a company that created spaces where people could connect and be inherently social.

Fast forward through college, grad school, a successful career as a lawyer, and living the American dream with his college girlfriend (wife) and kids. Chris created White Rhino Coffee in 2007 as a space where the community could get a hand-crafted cup of coffee and connect with their neighbors. Since then, WR has become a staple in every community, and, like the kid in high school, Chris gets to play host to friends and make people laugh. As Chris says, we use coffee to connect with people. We aren’t in the coffee business; we’re in the people business.

The Founder

As a Texas native, Chris grew up in Austin with a fiercely independent streak. He was the kid in high school who always got busted throwing parties for his friends and finding ways to be the funniest guy in the room (often trying to impress girls, a venture which rarely worked).  From day one, Chris was destined to build a company that created spaces where people could connect and be inherently social.

Fast forward through college, grad school, a successful career as a lawyer, and living the American dream with his college girlfriend (wife) and kids. Chris created White Rhino Coffee in 2007 as a space where the community could get a hand-crafted cup of coffee and connect with their neighbors. Since then, WR has become a staple in every community, and, like the kid in high school, Chris gets to play host to friends and make people laugh. As Chris says, we use coffee to connect with people. We aren’t in the coffee business; we’re in the people business.

Our doors opened in Cedar Hill on November 17, 2007. For the next several years White Rhino existed as a small community coffee house that became the birthplace of relationships, friendships, and even marriages. In late 2017 we added a second location in Red Oak, followed by Waxahachie in 2018, Bishop Arts & Arlington in 2020, and Uptown Dallas in Spring 2021. Up next, Near Southside Fort Worth, Midlothian, Downtown Dallas at The National, and a new roasting business in Dallas.

Why the name White Rhino? The name originally came from a nickname that was associated with Chris’s original business partner in White Rhino, who he later bought out. We decided to keep the name because it aligned so well with what we stand for. In addition to being very rare, the white rhino is the most social of all of the rhino species. They live in communities – or “charges” as they are called. And they thrive together. At White Rhino, we are focused on being a rare breed of coffee shop – one that delivers exceptional craft coffee and culinary experiences, while creating a community around coffee.

The Company

The Company

Our doors opened in Cedar Hill on November 17, 2007. For the next several years White Rhino existed as a small community coffee house that became the birthplace of relationships, friendships, and even marriages. In late 2017 we added a second location in Red Oak, followed by Waxahachie in 2018, Bishop Arts & Arlington in 2020, and Uptown Dallas in Spring 2021. Up next, Near Southside Fort Worth, Midlothian, Downtown Dallas at The National, and a new roasting business in Dallas.

Why the name White Rhino? The name originally came from a nickname that was associated with Chris’s original business partner in White Rhino, who he later bought out. We decided to keep the name because it aligned so well with what we stand for. In addition to being very rare, the white rhino is the most social of all of the rhino species. They live in communities – or “charges” as they are called. And they thrive together. At White Rhino, we are focused on being a rare breed of coffee shop – one that delivers exceptional craft coffee and culinary experiences, while creating a community around coffee.

The People

Our team is passionate about coffee! Our management team has over 20 years of combined coffee experience, and each barista is trained from the start in recognizing and crafting the perfect cup of coffee. You can rest assured that your morning caffeine is being handled by the most talented and energized team in DFW!

The People

Our team is passionate about coffee! Our management team has over 20 years of combined coffee experience, and each barista is trained from the start in recognizing and crafting the perfect cup of coffee. You can rest assured that your morning caffeine is being handled by the most talented and energized team in DFW!