Portland-based restaurant chain Little Big Burger quietly closed its only Texas location found in East Austin at 1630 East Sixth Street. The location, which had opened in 2018, is already scrubbed from Little Big Burger’s website, and the shutter was confirmed by a rep for the company.
However, a rep for the restaurant’s East Sixth building, the Indie Apartments, noted that the space is “temporarily closed,” while it is being renovated into a new restaurant. That will be run by the same owners of the Texas franchise of Little Big Burger, but who exactly that is isn’t clear yet. However, it is not from Little Big Burger’s overall parent company Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., whose current restaurant roster includes fast-casual chain American Burger Co., BGR (Burgers Grilled Right), health food chain Just Fresh, and Hooter’s.
Little Big Burger co-founders Katie Poppe (who is the owner and CEO of Portland doughnut shop Blue Star Donuts) and Micah Camden (the same for Portland fast-food spot Super Deluxe) opened the burger spot in 2010, and sold it to Chanticleer in 2015. In Portland, Little Big Burger’s employees have been unionizing, too.