Noble Sandwich Co., considered as one of Austin’s essential sandwich shops, is closing in Brentwood, as reported by CultureMap Austin. Its last day of service on 4805 Burnet Road will be on Saturday, September 28.
Co-owners and chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez are looking to reopen Noble in a new location, somewhere in the Austin suburbs in a second-generation space, as Bates told Eater. In the meantime, they’ll serve out of Noble’s food truck. The catering company will also continue to run. The planned Austin-Bergstrom International Airport location is still in the works, too.
The Burnet location of Noble Sandwich also contained a branch of liquid nitrogen ice cream shop Spun, which is also closing along with its host restaurant. Still remaining are its original East 7th ice cream spot and Domain shipping container shop.
Bates and Martinez opened Noble Sandwich originally on 620 in 2010, followed by the Burnet Road restaurant in 2014. The restaurants became known for its meaty sandwiches, such as the iconic smoked duck pastrami and the namesake Noble Pig with ham, pulled pork, and bacon.
Bates and Martinez turned that original Noble Sandwich restaurant into its critically acclaimed barbecue joint Interstellar BBQ in February 2019. They also had plans to bring Noble into Georgetown in 2018, but those plans were nixed.
Before opening Noble Pig, Bates worked at various Austin restaurants like Asti and Wink. Martinez spent time at Acquerello in San Francisco and the Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe.
This article has been updated to reflect Noble Sandwich’s future plans, and the statuses of its Austin airport location, catering company, and the on-site location of Spun Ice Cream.
- Acclaimed Austin sandwich shop shutters only remaining brick-and-mortar [CultureMap Austin]
- All Coverage of Noble Sandwich Co. [EATX]