Eskimo Hut, the Texas-based convenience store chain that serves to-go frozen daiquiris and margaritas, is coming to Austin. While the city’s first location in Heritage Hills will unfortunately not offer drive-thru service, like many of the other shops, franchisee will make sure the city's three future ones will have it.
How can traveling frozen drinks even be legal? The cold concoctions, called Eskimo Snow, are sealed in a plastic bag, so it isn't considered as an open container. The drinks are also made with wine, instead of liquor, making it all above board.
Expect plenty of fruity flavors for the frozen daiquiris and margaritas. This means berry bomb (strawberry, raspberry), hawk (banana, kiwi, pina colada), and purple haze (Blue Hawaiian combined with Hurricane). The drinks will come in sizes varying from small to gallon.
Not to be outdone, Eskimo also sells portable Jell-o shots and alcoholic gummy bears. Hobbs also plans on offering about 10 to 15 beers on tap at the Austin location, available to go as well, along with cans and bottles. Aside from alcoholic offerings, there will be other items you’d find in a typical store, like candy, cigarettes, and snacks.
Since the first Austin one won’t have a drive-thru, Hobbs explains that it will be similar to the one in Lubbock. Customers will be able to go inside of the store, order their drinks, and take everything home. He’s projecting that it will open sometime in February 2017.
The original Eskimo Hut in Amarillo back in 1969, with a following 28 spread across the Lone Star state.
- Eskimo Hut [Official]
- Drive-Thrus and Daiquiris [Convenience Store News]