What is Hugs Cafe Inc.?

Hugs Cafe Inc is a non-profit social enterprise in McKinney, Texas dedicated to providing meaningful training and competitively-paid employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is our passion to offer a place of hope, understanding, grace, and success to each individual so they may be recognized for their abilities and talents in the community. Learn more about our history and Board of Directors in the About Us section.

Our Programs

Hugs Cafe

Hugs Cafe is our flagship program where we employ adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a cafe setting. This brick and mortar location is our first training and employment program created by Hugs Cafe Inc. in 2015.


The second social enterprise for Hugs Cafe Inc., Hugs Greenhouse grows annual and perennials plants for landscapers and retail customers in a tranquil country setting.


An educational training opportunity for adults with disabilities who seek to work in the culinary and hospitality industries. This 12 week course will include taking the Food Handler’s Exam and interviewing with an employment partner upon completion.


Hugs Home Cooking provides life skills classes through culinary exploration for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These classes meet monthly and provide a great social learning environment.

The Hugs Pledge

By: Hugs Cafe Employee Travis Maugh

I will be honest.  I will be kind.

I will work hard with no attitude

and respect everyone

while providing service with a smile.