Hut’s Hamburgers to close in October

After 80 years in business, longtime Austin burger joint Hut’s Hamburgers is preparing to close its doors.

In 1981, Mike Hutchinson, then 27 years old, pooled together money with a couple business partners and bought the restaurant at 807 W. Sixth St., Austin. Mike and Kim Hutchinson released a statement June 10 announcing the closing date for the restaurant will be Oct. 20.

“Hut’s has been a major part of our lives, and we have loved running the business, but after 38 years we are ready to move in a different direction. We have appreciated all of our wonderful customers,” Mike said in the statement.

The Hut’s Hamburgers location at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will remain open.

The Hutchinsons had a strong relationship with the landlords of the property, the Joseph family, according to the release. The property will remain a restaurant, and the family is “honored to pass the torch from one local operator to another,” according to a statement from Sammie Joseph Jr.

The liquor store on the property, Favorite Package Store, will also close by the end of the year. Frank & Angie’s, a traditional Italian-American restaurant owned by the Hutchinsons at 508 West Ave., Austin, closed in November.

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