Austin-based fast-sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s brought its — yes — Austin-inspired millennial-friendly restaurant to the city this month with Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery. The new restaurant is now open on 3944 South Farm to Market Road 620 in Bee Cave. The restaurant chain also applied this new revamp to the already-existing Balcones Woods Drive location late last year.
As part of the Austin-ness, Schlotzsky’s Austin features new dishes that are supposed to be inspired by “street food,” which means brisket tacos with apricot jam, brisket mac and cheese (served in tins), and sliders, along with the rest of its usual menu of sandwiches and flatbreads.
Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery also features wine and beer, a new offering for the sandwich chain, like Independence Brewing Co.’s Austin Amber and Austin Eastciders.
To fit the all-about-Austin vibe, the restaurant space was upgraded too, with wood details, brick walls, colorful murals, and rusty objects. The Bee Cave location also offers a window into the sourdough bread production area.
The sandwich chain debuted the Austin Eatery in Duluth, Georgia of all places in December 2016. There is also one up in Oklahoma.
Co-founders Dan and Dolores Dissman opened the first Schlotzsky’s in 1971 on 1301 South Congress (now it’s Amy’s Ice Creams). Now there are over 370 locations of the sandwich restaurant across the country.