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Austin Burger Chain P. Terry’s Closes Downtown Restaurant

Plans for new locations in New Braunfels and Pflugerville are still on track for the burger company

A double-patty cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato.
A burger from P. Terry’s
P. Terry’s/Facebook
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Local burger chain P. Terry’s closed its downtown location on Congress Avenue. The 515 Congress restaurant closed effective Friday, September 18.

The downtown P. Terry’s opened in 2015, and was the only location of the fast-food restaurant without a drive-thru. During the novel coronavirus pandemic, restaurant had been open for to-go orders, but the dining room was closed to dine-in service.

“With offices and hotels virtually empty in the downtown area,” explains CEO Todd Coerver in a press statement, “we have seen a dramatic drop in sales and traffic over the last several months. Unfortunately, the location is no longer financially viable for us, so we have made the difficult decision to close.” The company has offered staff relocation to another location of P. Terry’s.

With this closure, there are 18 locations of P. Terry’s around the Austin area. P. Terry’s. Co-founders Patrick and Kathy Terry opened the first location in 2005. The company still has locations planned for Pflugerville, New Braunfels, and South Congress.

There’s been a profusion of restaurant and bar closures in the downtown Austin area during the pandemic, including the just-announced shutter of bakery and beer garden Easy Tiger’s original East Sixth location, East Seventh bar Mugshots, and Irish pub B.D. Riley’s.

P. Terry's

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 473-2217 Visit Website

P. Terry's Burger Stand

404 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 473-2217 Visit Website