Austin-Based Businesses That Expanded Elsewhere In Texas
Whether you're a Leslie-loving, taco-eating, Lady Bird Lake-jogging, dog-rescuing Austinite or anyone else in Texas, we can agree that the capital of the Lone Star State has produced some mighty fine eateries and drinkeries. We rounded up a list of our favorites that started in Austin, then ventured outside the 512 throughout the Texas Triangle.
Besides about a dozen locations in the Austin area, Juiceland recently opened a Houston location in the Heights and a Dallas location in Oak Cliff. This juice and smoothie bar has all your usual suspects of healthy sips, but you know, cooler because it's from Austin.
What has controversially been called the best taco joint in Austin recently opened a location in a mixed-use project in Dallas' Oak Cliff. Tacodeli's first location outside Austin sits in the same center as Juiceland and Houndstooth. So all you Austin expatriates can make Sylvan Thirty your new home base.
The caffeination station that made famous the phrase "the pattern of coffee and people" now has two locations in the Big D. One's at Sylvan Thirty with Austin-based neighbors Juiceland and Tacodeli and the other's on Henderson Avenue.
Three words: creamy jalapeno dip. The Tex-Mex joint that started in an old barbecue joint on Barton Springs Road in Austin has grown to several states and hundreds of cities.
It's no wonder why the internet loses its collective mind when this cinema house, restaurant and bar hybrid announces new locations. The franchise now has locations in DFW, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso and several cities outside the Lone Star State. Plus, Alamo has the most hilarious silence-your-phone commercials that ever graced the earth.
Amy's Ice Creams
Houstonians and San Antonioians can enjoy Amy's Ice Creams' wildly imaginative flavors. They even take customer suggestions at some locations. Answer a movie trivia question correctly and win a free crush'n or use your phone to cheat and be forever shamed by the scooper.
Warm cookies delivered to your door. Why this concept didn't catch on sooner, we'll never know. Tiff's Treats has 22 locations between Austin, DFW, Houston and San Antonio, and also has two locations in Atlanta.
When Texans willingly stand outside in the heat of summer to wait for a hamburger, you know it must be good. Come for the Goodnight Burger and stay for the milkshakes, parmesan fries or craft beer. Hopdoddy now offers online ordering at some of its Texas, California, Arizona and Colorado locations.
Stock up on pre-portioned allergy-friendly meals at Snap Kitchen. Snap has a couple dozen stores between the Texas Triangle, as well as a few in Chicago and Philadelphia.
Eat your taco of the month from any major city in Texas, Denver or Fort Collins, CO. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican or Independent, Torchy's has a taco for you. Seriously, they have tacos named after all three.
Austin's most famous Japanese restaurant has opened one location each in Dallas and Houston, making it infuriatingly difficult to get a reservation at any location. If you don't order from the daily menu, you're doing it wrong.
Verts is like the Chipotle of Mediterranean food. Build your own bowl, wrap, pita or salad at locations in Austin, DFW, Houston, San Antonio or even a Boston store coming soon.
This healthy drinkery has expanded all over Austin, Houston and Nashville. It's got all the liquidized fruits and veggies you could ever want and an online ordering option for those healthy-on-the-go folks.
This upscale grocer has everything from grab-and-go foods to fresh flowers at its two Austin, five DFW, one Houston and one San Antonio locations. Don't leave without trying a strawberry and goat cheese muffin. And rumor has it that San Antonio-based H-E-B might open stores in DFW, but so far all signs point to more Central Market locations.