Houston’s Becoming Bartlett’s 

Just saw this on Twitter: “Austin restaurant on the corner of Burnet & W. Anderson operated as a franchise for 20 yrs…now it’s independent w/ a new name–Bartlett’s.”

Found a site, houstons-austin.com, that mentions this in their About page (but no news about name change):

Though associated with Hillstone Restaurant Group, the distinction of Houston’s Austin is its local and individual ownership. From the beginning, with the assistance of an exceptional team of employees, Tim Bartlett has piloted every aspect of its operation with care and enthusiasm. Chances are, if you ask when you dine at Houston’s, “Mr. Bartlett” is on hand and would enjoy greeting you and answering any question you have.

Bartlett’s new website, bartlettsaustin.com, says the full site is “coming in May 2010″.

Glad to hear the home of one of Austin’s best burgers will remain unchanged! Except for one thing mentioned on the new site–they now take reservations. That’s good news.