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Fast-Casual Restaurant Flyrite Chicken Is Opening in Rock Rose

Bennu Coffee is opening a cafe in Highland, plus more news

A sandwich from Flyrite Chicken
A sandwich from Flyrite Chicken
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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.

Chicken Sandwich Expansion
Fast-casual restaurant Flyrite Chicken is expanding with a fourth location in the Domain Northside. It’ll be found within Lavaca Street Bar at 11420 Rock Rose Avenue, Suite 100, which presumably means it’s taking over what seafood spot Turf N’ Surf Poboys’s space. It’ll open sometime in August.

A similar thing happened with Lavaca Street Bar’s South Lamar location, where Austin Daily Press took over Turf’s space. The seafood restaurant remains open within Lavaca Street Bar’s downtown location though.

Coffee Expansion
The forthcoming third location of Bennu Coffee, known for operating 24/7 before the pandemic, is opening soon at the FiveTwo mixed-use development found on 110 Jacob Fontaine Lane in the Highland neighborhood. There is no exact opening date as of now.

East Austin Restaurant Break-In
Someone broke into East Austin Japanese restaurant Fukumoto last week. The glass front door was broken, but the restaurant noted that no one was hurt.

Tracking Austin Restaurants Closing Temporarily Because of Staffers With COVID-19
New American restaurant Launderette temporarily closed as of Saturday, July 11 because two employees tested positive for COVID-19. One of the staffers last worked on Friday, July 3, and the other on Friday, July 10. Employees that worked alongside the sick team members will be tested and the restaurant is being sanitized.

Relatedly, an employee of sibling restaurant Fresa’s South First location tested positive for COVID-19, as the restaurant posted on Friday, June 26. Then, two employees of Fresa’s North Lamar location tested positive as it posted on Saturday, July 11, and last worked at the restaurant on Friday, July 10. It’s unclear if these South First employees are the same ones that tested positive at Launderette. Both Fresa’s locations remain temporarily closed as employees that worked with these staffers get tested and the spaces get sanitized.

An employee of Highland brewpub Brewtorium tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 8, and it temporarily closed that same day. The employee last worked on Friday, July 3, and the brewpub noted that the person didn’t work in a “customer-facing” capacity. The entire staff is being tested in the meantime.

Flyrite Chicken

2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 284-8014

Bennu Coffee

2001 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, , TX 78702 (512) 478-4700 Visit Website

Fresa's Chicken al Carbon

1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website


2115 Holly Street, , TX 78702 (512) 382-1599 Visit Website

Flyrite Chicken [Rock Rose]

11420 Rock Rose Avenue, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78758 Visit Website

Bennu Coffee [Highland]

110 Jacob Fontaine Lane, Austin, Texas 78752 Visit Website

Fresa's Chicken Al Carbon

915 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78703 (512) 428-5077 Visit Website


514 Medina Street, , TX 78702 (512) 770-6880 Visit Website

The Brewtorium

6015 Dillard Circle, , TX 78752 (512) 524-0323 Visit Website