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.
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.
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.