Lubbock-based bakery Pie Bar is opening its first location outside of the northwest Texas city in Austin. Pie Bar Austin will be found on 8900 South Congress Avenue, near Southpark Meadows, starting in November.
The main focus of the bakery are mousse pies, cream pies with a pressed crust and toppings. At Pie Bar, people are able to customize their pies by selecting one of eight mousse fillings, from banana cream to creme brulee to cookie dough to s’mores, plus the base and toppings. There are also cobblers, as well as standard pies and cheesecakes available by the slice or whole. It will also serve coffee, espresso, cold-brew, and soda.
The Austin franchise location is being run by Austinites Lisa and Basil Jackson, who had lived in the southwest Austin area for a while. They had visited the original location during a trip, enjoyed the desserts, and found out that the owners were looking to franchise.
When the shop does open, the Jacksons plan on implementing required COVID-19 safety measures. They’ll offer dine-in, takeout, and third-party delivery services too.
The Lubbock Pie Bar opened in 2011 — originally as the Chocolate Mousse Pie Bar — by founders Carson and Mary McCabe. They made use of recipes from Carson’s grandmother’s pie recipes. They have plans to open other locations throughout the state through franchising.