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Pizza and Cupcake Chain Restaurants File for Bankruptcy

Plus charitable bourbon milkshake, and more news

A pie from Mr. Gatti’s
A pie from Mr. Gatti’s
Mr. Gatti’s/Facebook
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Cupcake and Pizza Bankruptcy
Sovrano, the parent company of Austin-based pizzeria Mr. Gatti’s and Nashville-based Gigi’s Cupcakes (whose Austin franchise was helmed by a group of NFL football players and former Longhorns), filed for bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 filing took place in Dallas last Friday. The locations of both restaurant chains will remain open in the meantime, Mr. Gatti’s has several Austin restaurants and Gigi’s operates in Bee Cave and Cedar Park (both have stores in other states too). 13 Austin-area Mr. Gatti’s were sold to Three Dough Boys LLC last fall.

Boozy Milkshake Collaboration
Ice cream shop Prohibition Creamery is teaming up with Garrison Brothers Distillery and Tiny Pies for a special boozy milkshake collaboration. The Texas bourbon brown sugar boozy milkshake is made bourbon ice cream and topped with a bourbon caramel apple pie, paired with an optional whiskey cocktail the Smoking Gun. One dollar of every milkshake and cocktail will go towards the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. It available from Tuesday, January 15 through Friday, February 15.

Tiny Pies

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 460-9697 Visit Website

Prohibition Creamery

1407 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 992-1449 Visit Website

Gigi's Cupcakes

3944 Ranch Road 620 South, Building 2, Suite 130 , Bee Cave, Texas 78738 Visit Website

Garrison Brothers Distillery

1827 Hye-Albert Road, , TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 Visit Website