3 regional chains opening new Southwest Austin locations

Chi'Lantro will bring its casual Korean BBQ to a Southwest Austin location. (Courtesy Chi'Lantro)
Chi'Lantro will bring its casual Korean BBQ to a Southwest Austin location. (Courtesy Chi'Lantro)

Chi'Lantro will bring its casual Korean BBQ to a Southwest Austin location. (Courtesy Chi'Lantro)

Torchy’s Tacos opened a new location at 8601 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 250, Austin, in the Oaks at Slaughter shopping center Dec. 20. The restaurant is the 100th for the chain, which has 15 other stores in the Austin area. In 2006, CEO Mike Rypka founded the brand in Austin from a food trailer. 512-640-4200.

www.torchystacos.com


Chi’Lantro BBQ, a locally based Korean barbecue restaurant chain, expects to open a new location this summer at 9911 Brodie Lane, Ste. 360, Austin. Founder Jae Kim started with a food truck in 2010, and the business has grown to eight brick-and-mortar restaurants. www.chilantrobbq.com

Texas hamburger chain P. Terry’s plans to open a location at 12680 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 200, Austin, in the fall. The family-owned business focuses on burgers, fries and milkshakes. There are 19 other locations in the Austin area. P. Terry’s is also planning a new location in Round Rock, set to open this winter.

www.pterrys.com
By Maggie Quinlan

Reporter, Southwest Austin/Dripping Springs

Maggie joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July 2021 after a year spent covering crime, courts and politics at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, near the border with Idaho. In Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs, Maggie covers education, business, healthcare, transportation, real estate development and nonprofits. Prior to CI, she graduated from Washington State University, where she was managing editor of the student newspaper and a section editor at her hometown newspaper based in Moscow, Idaho. Maggie dreamed of living in the Austin area for years and feels honored to serve the communities of Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.