Here are three national chains with new restaurants in Southwest Austin

Wingstop is one of three new chain restaurants with newly opened spaces in Southwest Austin. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Wingstop is one of three new chain restaurants with newly opened spaces in Southwest Austin. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Wingstop is one of three new chain restaurants with newly opened spaces in Southwest Austin. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

1. Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 9600 Escarpment Blvd., Ste. 900, Austin, opened Jan. 10. The national chain offers sandwiches, wraps, salads and smoothies. 512-300-0271.

2. Multinational chain Wingstop opened a new location at 7826 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 104, Austin, in fall 2021. The brand offers aviation-themed restaurants specializing in chicken wings and has at least 10 other Austin-area locations. 512-432-0265.


3. The local group behind the Mr. Gatti’s Pizza at 801 E. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 245, Austin, said the location would reopen by February after undergoing renovations. The restaurant has a new storefront and remodeled kitchen. A group of Austin locals, Gatti’s ATX owns and operates all Mr. Gatti’s locations in the city. 512-583-8103.
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.