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.