Campus-area health food truck Ranch Hand, known for its protein and grain bowls, is currently raising funds to open restaurant somewhere in downtown Austin, though the location isn’t set at this point. The brick-and-mortar is expected to open mid-2019.
With the slogan of “Stop eating shit for lunch,” Ranch Hand aims to showcase Texas meats in a healthy way. This means a rotating selection of bowls with a choice of proteins and a burger on sprouted rye.
The forthcoming restaurant will incorporate a barbecue pit for meats, vegetables, and herbs. The extra space will allow it to expand its menu to include different proteins tested out at the truck, like pork tenderloins. The new space will also include a full bar, along with local beers and kombucha on tap.
Ranch Hand is the brainchild of University of Texas MBA alums Quentin Cantu and Brian Murphy. The two received funding from Genesis, which provides UT entrepreneurs with pre-seed capital, and also competed in Texas Shark Tank.
Ranch Hand is currently seeking an executive chef for the new brick and mortar. The truck will remain open in the meantime.