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  • Chris 11:46 am on June 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Max Parfait No More 

    We are sad to report that Max Parfait, which existed as a cart at various farmers markets, is no more.  I only got the chance to visit once, and found the burger to be quite delicious and worthy of further exploration.  Was hoping they would expand up north so I could enjoy more of the goodness, but that never happened.

    The owner, Zarghun Dean, has embarked on a new food venture, check it out at http://qarnival.com/.  We  hope he returns to his burger ways sometime in the future.


  • Chris 11:24 am on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Austin Fuddrucker’s Closings 

    Was not aware, but Fuddrucker’s has gone into bankruptcy.  As a result, they are closing several restaurants nationwide.  Details available at a special site they set up for bankruptcy info.  They are closing the one on Anderson Lane and one near Highland Mall.  The one on South Lamar remains open.  And “no franchisee-owneed or operated restaurants are affected,” which I assume includes the location in Cedar Park.

    I recall when Fuddrucker’s first opened here, there used to be sides of beef hanging at the entry of the restaurant, visible through a large window that looked into the cooler.  We used to call it “Bloodrucker’s“.  Last time I went (which was to the Cedar Park location), I thought the burger was good–fresh tasting–but the price was too high for burger + fries + drink.  And the fries are weak–soggy and limp.  Good bun though (made onsite).

    Hopefully they can recover.

    • Hamburglar 3:19 pm on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We used to go there pretty often, but the quality just seemed to deteriorate with each visit. The veggies seemed less fresh, the fries not as good, &c. And as mentioned it was a bit too pricey. Plus with the recent springing up of several local burger joints that surpassed Fudd’s in both quality and price there just wasn’t much reason to go there any longer. Unless of course you had a hankering to eat at an Irish bed.

  • Chris 9:33 am on February 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Red Robin on 183 Closed 

    Red Robin at Anderson Mill & 183 closed for good.  Was actually going to eat there last week and it was all locked up.  Called today, no answer.  No great loss, but their burgers are serviceable, fries are endless and not terrible.   There are still a couple of other locations in Austin, but this one was very close to work.

    • Allison 11:43 pm on May 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We’re opening that store back up June 7th. :) I work for red robin…

      • Chris 8:20 am on May 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Allison, thanks for the update! Glad to hear it. I’ll make a new post about this news.

      • Paul 7:00 pm on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I tried to eat at the Parmer/I-35 location today and IT was closed. What’s going on??

    • feichangduwen 4:23 pm on May 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Is James going to be working there still? He was the best waiter!

    • elizabeth 7:26 pm on June 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      the south austin red robin closed. whats the skinny? Is it going to reopen? Was it a financial reason that they closed?

      • Andy 9:57 pm on March 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Flash forward to 2012 … and it’s apparently closed again.

        My roomie worked there, and when he showed up this morning (3/5/12) they were boxing things up. Crazy.

        • Leonard 10:24 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          A day before the free oreo shake…

        • Paul 7:01 pm on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          And now the Red Robin at Parmer and I-35 just closed. Stopped by today and was frustrated to see it completely closed, big orange notices taped across the doors…

          • Chris 8:02 pm on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Red Robin site says “closed temporarily” for the Parmer location.

    • Sheri 8:31 pm on August 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Now the web site no longer says closed temporarily but it’s still closed up and no answer on the phone. What’s the story? Why did they close?

      • MK 2:31 pm on October 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        We are Back!!! At Parmer ad I 35. The Food is Better than it ever was before. Please come ad try us again!

  • Chris 5:24 pm on February 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Geauxing, Geauxing, Gone 

    Appears that the short-lived Geaux Burger, replacement to the mediocre Dallas export Mooyah, has gone out of business already.  Even with the Saints in the Super Bowl, they couldn’t make it.

  • Chris 3:04 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Gabbi’s Closes 

    Local burger spot Gabbi’s Burgers and Dogs has closed. I tried it once in 2008 and found the burger to be too dry, fries were boring.  Sorry to see a local joint not make it, but the burger just wasn’t that good in my opinion.

    • Ernest Mueller 11:53 am on February 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aw, man, no, this was a good place! Very tasty; had my vote for best burgers in north Austin. They were always packed over lunch, wonder what the deal is?

    • ed 4:50 pm on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This place was awesome. Great bread, the most overlooked ingredient. Shows they had attention to detail and respect for the whole burger. I wish they could have just charged more and stayed open.

    • Erin (Texan Couture) 5:00 pm on April 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am so upset I just found out I really loved this place!!!

  • Chris 10:04 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Burger House Closed 

    burger_house_logoBurger House on Spicewood Springs, near Mesa, has apparently closed.  The phone is disconnected and the corporate website does not list an Austin location.  They only lasted about two years here.  I tried them shortly after they opened and was not enticed to return.  Their entire reputation seems to hang on some seasoning salt.

    Details and pix of my visit in 2007 here: http://auslunch.com/restaurants/BurgerHouse

    • Hamburglar 11:18 am on November 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Is that the spot that used to be a hot dog place? Seems a tough location with maybe only the firemen next door as any kind of regular customer.

      • Chris 3:13 pm on November 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, same spot. We will see if they pop up somewhere else in town.

  • Chris 9:17 am on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Mooyah has become “Geaux Burger” 

    Read reports online that the Mooyah on Burnet, near 183, has changed its name to  “Geaux Burger”.  Apparently the food is about the same, decor has changed.  I was not a fan of Mooyah when I went shortly after they opened, will have to see if the food is any better now.

    Looks like geauxburger.com has been registered to someone with the same address as Mooyah (9070 Burnet), so I presume a website is in the works (nothing there yet).

    The Burnet location is still listed at the mooyah.com site.  Strange.

    • Nate Griffin 12:52 pm on November 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I was really confused when i went to Mooyah for lunch today. I figured this Mooya’s went under and was bought out, so I didn’t even bother going in. I dont’ get how an LSU themed restaurant will do better than the Mooya name.

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