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Torchy’s Tacos’ Design, Restaurant: Impossible Films in North Austin, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Torchy's Tacos on South Congress
Torchy's Tacos on South Congress
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— Chioco Design talked through the firm’s blueprints of the new Torchy’s Tacos flagshipon South Congress, including how it paid tribute to its predecessor, the former Fran's Hamburgers, like the bright red columns. Inside the restaurant is even a framed print of the burger joint.)

— Whataburger of Alice, the fast food burger's first and biggest franchisee, had another problem. The branch believes that the parent company’s retail arm, where it sells its popular condiments in bottles like honey butter and other signature flavors, is hurting restaurant profits.

— Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible is planning to feature a North Austin restaurant in the next season. The television show, hosted by Robert Irvine, is centered on saving failing restaurants. Does anyone have any guesses on which restaurant is being included?

— KXAN visited Live Oak Brewing's brand new taproom over the weekend in light of the brewery's pending lawsuit over Texas' distribution rights.

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